20 May 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN EARLY LOUIS XV GILTWOOD MIRROR
CIRCA 1730, ORIGINALLY ARCHITECTURALLY FITTED, WITH CONSEQUENTIAL ALTERATIONS
The later rectangular divided plate beneath a shaped cresting centered by a ruffled shell issuing floral trails with rocaille-carved shoulders, within a foliate, C-scroll and incised frame, the base carved with further rocaille, refreshment to gilding
55½ in. (141 cm.) high, 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) wide
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby Park Bernet, New York, 20 October, 1979, lot 32.
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F.J.B Watson, The Wrightsman Collection, vol. I, New York, 1966, pl. 90.
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