20 December 2000
A giltwood mirror
Early 20th Century
In the George II style, the shaped rectangular plate within a pierced frame carved overall with various birds, architectural elements and scrolling acanthus, minor losses
205cm. high x 109cm. wide
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Please note this mirror is illustrated in the catalogue as lot 577 and the width should read 119cm instead of 109cm.
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