Description & Technical information

A George II giltwood pier mirror.

The mirror has replaced 18th century mirror plates, and is probably unique. No other comparable example has come to light.

Date:  1755
Period:  George II
Origin:  English
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 171 x 81.5 cm (67³/₈ x 32¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: H. W. Keil Ltd., Worcestershire, England, 1951.
Needham’s Antiques, New York, USA.
The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection, New York, USA, until 1960.
Hyde Park Antiques Ltd., New York, USA.
Private collection, USA.
Literature: Thomas Johnson, ‘A Collection of Designs, 1758’; title page.
‘Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair handbook’, 1989, p. 246, advertisement; with Hyde Park Antiques Ltd. Patrick Broome, The Hyde Park Collection 1965-1990, 1990, pp. 144-5.
Emily Eerdmans, Classic English Designs and Antiques, Period Styles and Furniture, The Hyde Park Antiques Collection, 2006, p. 91.
​Illustrated: ‘Antique Collector’, December 1951, advertisement; with H. W. Keil Ltd. Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., ‘The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection of English Furniture’, New York, vol. 2, 6-7 May 1960, p. 109, lot 510.
Categories: Furniture