Description & Technical information

Note: The frame has been re-gilded and the mirror plate is a mercury silvered replacement.
The design of the mirror is based on two drawings for mirrors published in Thomas Johnson’s A Collection of Designs in 1758. Johnson was the master of rococo in his time, and merging the two designs to create a new one is very likely to be his own work.

Date:  circa 1765
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 165 x 92 x 27 cm (65 x 36¹/₄ x 10⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Arthur Cook Ltd., London, England, until 1964.
Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Durham Cottage, London, England.
Ronald Phillips Ltd., London, England.
Private collection, England.
Literature: Thomas Johnson, A Collection of Designs, 1758, pl. 8.
Helena Hayward, Thomas Johnson and the English Rococo, 1964.
Geoffrey Wills, English Looking-glasses: A Study of the Glass, Frames and Makers (1670 - 1820), 1965, p. 99, illus. 89.
Categories: Furniture