The reed-wreathed pier glass, of Roman medallion form, is conceived in the George II picturesque or 'Modern' style and relates to a flower-entwined pier glass at Uppark, West Sussex (M. Jourdain & F. Rose, English Furniture: The Georgian Period, London, 1953, fig. 149). Partridge exhibited a very similar pair of 'crossed palm' mirrors in 1992 (Summer Exhibition, 1992, no. 6). These mirrors are derived from a design for a pier glass which featured in a design of c. 1760 for a side of a room by John Linnell illustrated in H. Hayward & P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell, vol. II, London, 1980, p. 115, fig. 220.