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An important mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood border glass mirror attributed to John Linnell, retaining most of the original gilding and border plates divided by a rocaille carved fillet, the centre plate an 18th century replacement; having arched icicle-enriched cresting surmounted by a stylised pierced shell and flanked by urn finials, with sides carved with floral cascading garlands and having a shaped apron centred by a C-scrolled cartouche.

Note: This splendid mirror with its arched cresting and slim glass border displays remarkable similarities to designs of the highly fashionable cabinet-maker John Linnell.

Literature: Helena Hayward, Pat Kirsham, ‘William and John Linnell, 18th Century London Furniture Makers’, London, Vol II, 1980, p.82.


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  • Provenance

    Lord Duveen of Millbank, London by whom sold to;
    The Ingersoll Family of Philadelphia for their house Bois Doré, Rhode Island and by descent in 1968 to;
    Vice-Admiral Stuart Howe Ingersoll and Mrs (Elinor Hill Dorrance) Ingersoll until 1983;
    Private collection, USA.


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