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$ 88,000

A Pair of George III Giltwood Pier Mirrors

In the Style of John Linnell
Origin England
Period 18th Century
Materials Giltwood, gilt-composition
W. 32 in; H. 72 in;
W. 81.28 cm; H. 182.88 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Circa 1775
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Each oval mirror plate within a beaded molded frame with gadrooned border, surmounted by a tied ribbon cresting above a chain and classical urn, the whole within a garland of husks with a pierced apron centered by a ram’s head and acanthus carving.

Typical of the neoclassical taste of John Linnell's work of the 1770's, this pair relates to examples of oval frames suspended from tied ribbon, chains and urns as seen in H. Hayward and P. Kirkham, "William and John Linnell Eighteenth Century London Furniture Makers", New York, 1980, vol. II, pp. 102-3, figs. 196-198.

F. Lewis Hinkley, "Queen Anne & Georgian Looking Glasses", New York, 1987, p. 200, pl. 174, fig. 245.
Styles / Movements George III
Dealer Reference Number 8455-257
Incollect Reference Number 178568
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