The overall form and motifs of the overmantel mirror can be related to the work of Thomas Chippendale the Younger, who published his designs in Sketches of Ornament, 1779. The form is seen in an engraving of the salon at Brocket Hall, illustrated in James Paine's Noblemen and Gentlemen's Houses, 1783 (see also C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, p. 171, fig. 307). The scrolls to the sides, as well as the husk-draped urns, are also seen in pier mirrors at Brocket Hall as well as at Burton Constable. The mirror previously had a paper label inscribed 'Whitmarsh 2025'. This label possibly referred to Lillian S. Whitmarsh, whose collection was sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 7-8, 1961; however, a mirror of this description does not appear in that sale catalogue.