A superb quality early 18th century carved giltwood and gesso pier glass attributed to James Moore and John Gumley, retaining the original gilding and original double bevelled plates, the broken scroll arched pediment centred by a finely carved plumed mask flanked by arched foliate scrolls, the shaped inner frame with richly carved strapwork and sanded borders with scrolled carving to the lower corners.
Literature: Ralph Edwards and Margaret Jourdain, ‘Georgian Cabinetmakers’, London, 1944, p.99. Geoffrey Wills, ‘English Looking Glasses’, London 1965, p.81, illus 42. M. Drury, ‘Early Eighteenth-Century Furniture at Erddig,’ Apollo, vol. 113, July 1978, pp. 49 - 50, figs. 5 & 7. Herbert F.Schiffer, ‘The Mirror book: English, American and European’, 1983, illus. 138. Oliver Garnett, ‘Erddig’, London, 1999, p.48. ‘The International Fine Art and Antiques Dealers Show’, New York, 2004, Handbook, p.81. Illustrated: ‘The Connoisseur Magazine’, October 1951, advertisement with Norman Adams Ltd.
Norman Adams Ltd, London.
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