George II Giltwood Pier Mirror
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
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