Sale 21SC03 | Lot 237

George II Giltwood Pier Mirror

Catalogue: An Upper East Side Private Collection
George II Giltwood Pier Mirror

Lot Details

Lot 237
George II Giltwood Pier Mirror
Circa 1755
In the manner of John Linnell, the beveled shaped mirror plate within a frame carved with scrolling foliage and fruit, surmounted by a cresting with a ho-ho bird. Height 60 inches (152.4 cm), width 31 1/2 inches (80 cm).

Collection of Viscount Illingworth, Grosvenor Square, London.
J. J. Wolff (Antiques) Ltd, New York.
Hotspur Limited, London.
Vernay & Jussel, Inc., New York.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, CINOA Exhibition, The Grand Gallery, 1974-1975, p. 213, fig. 208.

The design of this pier mirror includes elements that relate to the surviving manuscript drawings of the carver and designer John Linnell (1729-1796). These include the outspread winged ho-ho bird cresting and the conjoined C- and S-scrolls to the frame ; see 'The Journal of the Furniture History Society', vol. V, 1969, and Hayward, H., and P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell, New York, 1980, vo. II, pp. 96-97, figs. 184-185, for related designs.

C An Upper East Side Private Collection

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $13,860 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Previous restorations, old mirror plate possibly re-purposed from a rectangular frame, back boards not removed for examination, oxidation, crystalization and losses to silvering, 2" loss to silvering to center edge of right side, later gilding, repaired breaks to elements, especially to cresting and apron, replaced section of scrolling foliage and flowering branch to right of bird's tail, chips and losses to carved elements and gilding,

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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $13,860 (includes buyer's premium)

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