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An early 18th century gesso pier glass, retaining the original bevelled double plates and original gilding in superb condition, within a conforming shaped shell and flower carved moulded frame, and having a shaped open leaf carved and gadrooned pediment with a pierced plume centre. Note: The contrasting areas of matt and burnished highlights add to the lustre of the mirror.

Literature: Geoffrey Wills, ‘English Looking Glasses’, London 1965, p.76 illus 26; a mirror with similar pediment.


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