19 October 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
Probably circa 1775
Each urn-shaped plate within a scrolled acanthus surround set at the top and sides with flowerheads suspending laurel swags, the base centered by an oval flowerhead medallion issuing two acanthus-sheathed S-branches each surmounted by a leaftip knop, concave drip-pan hung with cut-glass drops and a reeded urn-shaped bobèche, the whole surmounted by a large acanthus clasp supporting a shelf with leaftip lambrequin hung at either side by a laurel swag and surmounted by a flower-filled urn, regilt
47in. (119cm.) high, 21in. (53cm.) wide (2)
Lady Milburn, Guizance Hall, Acklington, Northumberland, sold Sotheby's London, 16 November 1984, lot 109.
Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 12 October 1996, lot 132 ($18,400).
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G. Child, World Mirrors 1650-1900, London, 1990, p. 137, fig. 216.
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