Description & Technical information

A pair of George I carved giltwood and gesso mirrors.  Note: The mirrors retain the original bevelled mirror plates and border glasses and virtually all the original gilding. The lion crestings and scrolled glass candle arms are of later date.

Date:  1720
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Giltwood, Gesso
Dimensions: 145 x 65.5 x 23 cm (57¹/₈ x 25³/₄ x 9 inches)
Provenance: The Moller Collection (formed under the guidance of R. W. Symonds).
Private collection, New York, USA.
Literature: Illustrated:
R. W. Symonds, Furniture Making in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England, 1955, p. 152, fig. 207.
Graham Child, World Mirrors 1650-1900, 1990, p. 74, pl. 44.
Categories: Furniture