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GERRIT JENSEN MARQUETRY MIRROR ENGLISH CIRCA 1685

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  • Description
    "ARABESQUE"

    "GERRIT JENSEN BORN HOLLAND 1634 - 1715"

    "RETAINING THE ORIGINAL BONNET TOP"

    A Remarkable English " Walnut Markatree " Mirror - Looking Glass of Generous Proportions in the Inimitable Fashion of Gerrit Jensen. The Carcass and Secondary Wood Being Mainly Pine Wood Pointing to an English Provenance Rather than the Dutch Oak Method. Mainly Using English Walnut with Ebony Highlights and Other Soft Wood Veneers this Arabesque Design is a Typical Jensen Product of Such Fine Workmanship Therefore Excluding the Possibility of Another Maker.

    Gerrit Jensen who was Born in Holland - Worked in Paris - Settling in London from 1667 - 1715 with Workshops in Londons Longacre and St Martins Lane was Considered the Premier 17th Century Cabinet Maker Specialising in Walnut - Pewter - Metal - Ebony - Coromandel - Brass. His Main Business Being in Veneered Pieces and the Manufacture of Looking Glasses and Plate Glass.

    His list of Clients of The Great and The Good Included : -

    The Royal Palaces of William and Mary.

    Charles Stewart 3rd Duke of Richmond

    2nd Earl of Peterborough

    Duchess of Norfolk

    Embassy of France

    Chatsworth, Arundel Castle, Knowle, Boughton, Petworth House, Ickworth, Hatfield House

    "And an Endless List of Others"

    See Reference ... Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660 - 1840

    Dimensions: Height 133 cms Width 84 cms
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Creation Date: 1685
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 528350
  • Dimensions
    W. 33.07 in; H. 52.36 in;
    W. 84 cm; H. 133 cm;
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