17 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A MATCHED PAIR OF GILTWOOD PIER-GLASSES, ONE QUEEN ANNE
Each with an arched divided bevelled plate within an outer frame of faceted glass plate, one with husk-painted wood divides, the other with glass divides, flanked by husk trails below the pierced cornice with central feather motif above a scallop shell, flanked by foliate C-scrolls and further feathers on a pedestal, each with one cracked panel in the outer frame, restorations to the cresting (2)
One, sold anonymously, Sotheby's London, 15 June 1984, lot 45, the other sold by David Style Esq, Wateringbury Place, Maidstone, Kent, Christie's house sale, 31 May - 2 June 1978, lot 581.
Subsequently sold by Christopher Cowlin Esq., Lyegrove, Badminton, Avon, Christie's house sale, 26 September 1988, lots 70 and 71.
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An almost identical pier glass is illustated in G. Child, World Mirrors 1650-1900, London, 1990, p.70, fig.30.
The measurements of this lot are 97 in. x 36¼ in. (248 cm. x 92 cm.)
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