Description & Technical information

This important mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood oval mirror retains the original gilding and has an 18th century replaced plate within an egg and dart moulded frame. The pierced scrolling foliate surround is surmounted by a basket of flowers, and the shaped and pierced apron with floral garlands is centred by a cherub’s head.
A printed 19th century gilder’s label to the reverse reads ‘J. Buttifant of Carlisle’.

Date:  1765
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 163 x 94 cm (64¹/₈ x 37 inches)
Provenance: Harris Lindsay, London, England.
Private collection, London, England.
Literature: Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director, 3rd edition, 1762, pl. CLXXII.
Harris Lindsay, ‘Works of Art’, catalogue, 2004, p. 34.
Categories: Furniture