This mirror once hung in the Dining Room at Howsham Hall, York. It is illustrated in the Country Life article (31st August 1935 p.220) - a photostat copy of which is attached to the mirror. At the time of the article belonged to Colonel the Honourable Tatton Willoughby. The mirror may possibly be a merger of mirrors in the early 19th century when the dining rooms sideboard alcove was created which was typical practice of firms such Gillows during this period. It was sold as lot 59 in the sale of the house contents on the 1st November 1948 for 42. Howsham was the property of the Strickland family and the sale was on behalf of the Hon. Ida Strickland. It was probably bought by Tom Laughton, brother of the famous actor Charles Laughton.
Howsham was a notable Jacobean house with connections to Boynton,the latter for which Thomas Chippendale and William Vile supplied furniture