Price range: £50,000-£100,000     REF No. 4432811

A GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR

A fine quality mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood rectangular mirror in the manner of Thomas Johnson, retaining the original mirror plate. The pierced cartouche having a ho-ho bird above, the sides consisting of ‘C’ scrolls, flower heads and foliate branches and the apron centred by two sheep.

Note: The lightness of the design and the quality of the carving relate to a drawing by Thomas Johnson, published in 1758.

English, circa 1765

Height: 5 ft 3 in; 160 cm
Width: 2 ft 6 ¼ in; 77 cm


Literature:
Helena Hayward, ‘Thomas Johnson and English Rococo’, London, 1964, plate 1.