This elaborate scroll-framed pier-glass is designed in the George II 'picturesque' fashion with reeds embellished with paired scrolled herms, is derived from a 'sconce' pattern published by the carver Matthias Lock (d.1765) in his Six Sconces, 1744, pl. 4. (M. Snodin ed, Rococo; Art and design in Hogarth's England, London, 1984, pl. XIII and L4). Other closely related mirrors by Lock include a pier glass with matching table supplied to the 2nd Earl Poulett for the Tapestry Room at Hinton House, Somerset (c.1735) now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (D. Fitz-Gerald, Georgian Furniture, 1969, pl.40); and a pair supplied to Uppark, Sussex (Uppark: National Trust Guide Book, 1985, p. 18).