The flowered pier-glass/sconces, with bracket-incorporating frames, are designed in the George II French 'picturesque' manner to display early 18th century sconce-mirrors. They are wreathed in ribboned scrolls of Roman foliage, while Venus shell cartouches are displayed within the wave-scrolled and scalloped temple-pediments that are antique-fretted with bubbles and gothic flowers. Related patterns were published by the carver in Matthias Lock in his Six Sconces, 1744.
The pair was in the collection at Underley Hall, Westmorland (sold Arthur S. Vernay New York, Retirement sale in 1940, no. 573.) According to Vernay, the mirrors were part of the furnishings made for the house. The house was refurbished in the 19th century. Major Philip Pease's sale of furnishings at Underley Hall was later held by Penrith Farmers' & Kidd's Auction Co. Ltd. 12-15th September 1945.