Description & Technical information

A George I gesso mirror.
Note: The mirror retains much of the original gilding. The shaped and bevelled mirror plate is an 18th century replacement.
The mirror is described in the Christie’s sale catalogue for 13 - 14 March 1947, lot 371, as ‘A mirror in gilt frame with corded and beaded borders, surmounted by shells, a canopy and foliage 4 ft high, 22 in wide’. It sold for 170 guineas.

Date:  circa 1720
Period:  George I
Origin:  English
Medium: Gesso
Dimensions: 119.5 x 59.5 cm (47 x 23³/₈ inches)
Provenance: HRH Prince George, the Duke of Kent, London, England, until 1947.
G. Jetley, London, England.
Private collection, London, England.
Literature: Illustrated:
Antique Collector, December 1954, p. 173, fig. III; advertisement with G. Jetley.
Categories: Furniture