Description & Technical information

Note: The mirrors retain much of the original gilding and their original mirror plates. The candle arms are of later date.
Benjamin Goodison supplied mirrors of this type to Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, between 1732 and 1733. It is not clear how many were supplied. Today the mirrors that have remained in the Royal Collection are dispersed around various palaces. Some bear Prince of Wales plumes and others, presumably supplied to another member of the Royal family, have shell crestings.
A virtually identical mirror was photographed by Country Life in 1927 at Buckingham Palace, London, and further examples can be seen at Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace.

Period:  George II
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 96.5 x 63.5 x 16 cm (38 x 25 x 6¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Ronald Phillips Ltd., London, England.
Private collection, England.
Literature: Geoffrey Wills, English Looking-glasses: A Study of the Glass, Frames and Makers (1670 - 1820), 1965, p. 84, illus. 54.
Ronald Phillips Ltd., ‘Fine Antique English Furniture’, catalogue, 2012, p. 76.
Categories: Furniture