Description & Technical information

An important mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood border glass mirror attributed to John Linnell, retaining most of the original gilding and border plates divided by a rocaille carved fillet, the centre plate an 18th century replacement; having arched icicle-enriched cresting surmounted by a stylised pierced shell and flanked by urn finials, with sides carved with floral cascading garlands and having a shaped apron centred by a C-scrolled cartouche.

Note: This splendid mirror with its arched cresting and slim glass border displays remarkable similarities to designs of the highly fashionable cabinet-maker John Linnell.

Date:  1765
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Carved giltwood
Dimensions: 214 x 114.5 cm (84¹/₄ x 45¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Lord Duveen of Millbank, London.
The Ingersoll Family of Philadelphia for their house Bois Doré, Rhode Island.
Vice-Admiral Stuart Howe Ingersoll and Mrs (Elinor Hill Dorrance) Ingersoll until 1983.
Private collection, USA.
Literature: Helena Hayward, Pat Kirsham, ‘William and John Linnell, 18th Century London Furniture Makers’, London, Vol II, 1980, p.82.
Categories: Furniture