Description & Technical information

An important and large mid 18th century carved giltwood pier glass in the manner of William and John Linnell, retaining most of the original mirror plates. The centre plate divided by a leaf carved slip, with a moulded frame with arched cabochon ruffled top of ‘C’ scrolls and bordered by shaped mirror plates within an outer frame carved with ‘C’ scrolls, leaf carving and further cabochon ruffles having a pediment top with shell cresting above a carved urn and having a shaped and scrolled apron with husk swag and urn decoration.
Note: The mirror retains much of the original gilding and some of the original mirror plates with some 18th century replacements. The shell cresting is of later date.

Date:  1770
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Carved giltwood
Dimensions: 239 x 105 cm (94¹/₈ x 41³/₈ inches)
Literature: Helen Hayward, Pat Kirkham, William and John Linnell 18th Century London Furniture Makers, Vol II, 1980, p.94, illus. 180.
Ronald Phillips Ltd., ‘Mirrors’, catalogue, 2010, pp. 192-3.
Ronald Phillips Ltd., ‘Antique English Furniture’, catalogue, 2011, pp. 268-9.
Categories: Furniture