Sale 19CN03 | Lot 399

Irish George III Giltwood Mirror

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art
Irish George III Giltwood Mirror

Lot Details

Lot 399
Irish George III Giltwood Mirror
By John Booker, circa 1775
The shaped mirror plate within a pierced frame flanked by cluster-column stiles on rusticated bases, leafy branches and scrolls, surmounted by a pagoda-form cresting on C-scrolls with icicles and rusticated bases, flanked by flowerheads and leaves, the apron centered by a female mask; the backboard with printed label and inked number: No. 4512/JOHN BOOKER/AT No. 6/Essex Bridge/Dublin . Height 66 inches (165.1 cm), width 41 inches (104.2 cm).

Needham's Antiques, New York.
Acquired from the above by Mrs. Henry Parish II for the decedent's collection, September 27, 1962.

The firm of Francis and John Booker, sons of John Booker (d. 1750), 'Looking-glass manufacturer,' Essex Bridge, Dublin, took over their father's business after his death and was one of two principal glass sellers in Dublin in the third quarter of the 18th century. It appears that the firm did not make the frames for their mirror plates until after Francis's death in 1772, when John advertised himself as 'Looking Glass-seller, Carver and Gilder, No 6 Essex-bridge.' The present mirror bears a printed label that is virtually identical to one illustrated by The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture,
p. 144, fig. 195, also with an inked (higher) number.

C Property from a Park Avenue Estate

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $43,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Overall good condition with later gilding, repaired breaks to cresting and elements, appearing to retain original mirror plate, with oxidation, crystallization and losses to silvering, losses and chips to gilding, small loss to top of left stile below capital.

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Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $43,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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