George I Gilt-Gesso and Giltwood Pier Mirror
First quarter 18th century
The two-part arched beveled mirror plate within faceted glass borders joined with gilt-decorated fillets, the pierced cresting carved with birds' heads and scrolling foliage centered by a foliate-carved oval cartouche on a punchwork ground. Height 6 feet 5 inches (195.6 cm), width 29 inches (73.7 cm).
Hyde Park Antiques, New York.
Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd., New York, n. d., Vol. VII, p. 6.
Cf. a related example, one of a pair at Castle Howard, with pierced cresting and glass borders, A. Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740, Woodbridge, 2009, p. 287, fig. 6:41.
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