4 July 2002
A PAIR OF GILTWOOD MIRRORS
One George III, the other of later date
Each with rectangular plate in an upspringing acanthus frame surmounted by a splayed palm flanked by S-scrolled acanthus, the sides with elongated S-scrolls, the apron centred by a cartouche of confronted C-scrolls, the 18th Century mirror regessoed and regilt
66½ x 29 in. (169 x 73.5 cm.) (2)
Almost certainly bought in the late 19th century by Mr and Mrs Walter Hayes Burns, for North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire, and by descent to
Major-General Sir George Burns, K.C.V.O., North Mymms Park, 24-26 September 1979, lot 251 (as both George III).
Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 27 November 1980, lot 21A (as one George III).
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A pair of similar giltwood mirrors of George II style, was sold anonymously, Christie's New York, 19 October 2000, lot 277 ($37,600).
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