Description & Technical information

A George II carved giltwood chimney piece attributed to Matthias Lock. 
Note: The mirror frame has been re-gilded and fitted with 19th century replacement mirror plates.This extraordinary work of art corresponds in almost every detail to a design by Matthias Lock, published in 1752 and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and is to date the only known realisation of the drawing,

Date:  1752
Period:  George II, 18th century
Origin:  English
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 325 x 218.5 cm (128 x 86 inches)
Provenance: Stedcombe House, Axmouth, Devon.
Partridge Fine Arts Plc, London.
Private collection, England.
Literature: Illustrated:
Country life, 26th December 1963, Mark Girouard, ‘Stedcombe House’, Devon, p. 1739, Fig 4.
Terrence Davis, Rococo: A style of Fantasy, 1973, p. 28, ill.15.
Kathryn Jones, Lucy Morton and Michael Pick, Partridge, English Furniture and Works of Art Catalogue, 2001, pp. 54-7. Judith Miller, ‘Furniture’, 2005, p. 118.
Categories: Furniture