Price range: £100,000 +     REF No. 449959

A GEORGE I GILTWOOD PIER GLASS

An early 18th century carved gilt and gesso pier glass, retaining the original bevelled plates having shaped inner frame with richly carved strapwork borders and a broken gadrooned pediment centred by a plumed mask and flanked by arched foliate scrolls and scallop shell finials.

An overmantle mirror of similar execution, also having the striking gadrooned pediment, is illustrated in ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture.’

English, circa 1715

Height: 6 ft 10 ¼ in; 209.5 cm
Width: 2 ft 10 ½ in; 88 cm


Provenance:
Private collection, London.

Literature:
Ralf Edwards, Percy Macquoid, ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture’, Vol II, London 1954, p.329.
Herbert F.Schiffer, ‘The Mirror Book: English, American and European’, 1983, illus. 134.
Graham Child, ‘World of Mirrors 1650-1900’, 1990, p.78, illus. 52.