This pier glass is decorated with acanthus-enriched ribbon scrolls and figures in the Louis XIV 'arabesque' manner popularised by the engravings of Jean Berain (d.1711). Similar mirrors with verre eglomisé borders are at Penshurst Place, Kent (R. Edwards and P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. edn., vol.II. p.322, fig.28) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (op.cit., fig.27). Another example from the Judge Irwin Untermyer collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is illustrated in Y. Hackenbroch, ed., English Furniture with some furniture of other countries in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, Cambridge, 1958, pl.134, fig.163. A similar mirror with emerald ground verre eglomisé border panels was sold in these Rooms, 28 January 1989, lot 74 ($143,000). Another from the Estate of Mary, Viscountess Rothermere, was sold in these Rooms, 16 April 1994, lot 167 ($18,400).