6 July 2000
A GEORGE II GILT-GESSO PIER GLASS
The later rectangular plate below a C-scrolled broken cornice centred by a shell carved with acanthus, the sides with trailing flowers, the apron with a shell flanked by acanthus, regilt, the blackboard inscribed in ink 'Browning 1876'
63 x 31 in. (79 x 160 cm.)
By descent with the Earls of Guilford, Waldershare Park, Dover, Kent or possibly Glemham Hall, Suffolk (which was sold in 1923).
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The relatively flat carving on a flowered trellis ground would suggest possibly Irish origins for this mirror.
An almost identical mirror was sold anonymously, Sotheby's New York, 11-12 April 1997, lot 838.
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