Description & Technical information

A pair of mid 18th century carved gesso girandoles, each retaining the original bevelled resilvered upright rectangular mirror plate with rounded top corners within a waterleaf moulded frame carved with strapwork and with tasselled drapes to each side, having a shaped apron with strapwork and centred by a stylised shell, with two later brass candle arms and sockets, and an open pediment with egg and dart moulding with strapwork below and crested by a plume motif.

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Carved gesso
Dimensions: 113 x 56.5 x 20.5 cm (44¹/₂ x 22¹/₄ x 8¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Stair & Co., New York and London.
Categories: Furniture