A George II giltwood pier mirror. The mirror has replaced 18th century mirror plates, and is probably unique. No other comparable example has come to light.
Literature: Thomas Johnson, ‘A Collection of Designs, 1758’; title page. Illustrated: ‘Antique Collector’, December 1951, advertisement; with H. W. Keil Ltd. Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., ‘The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection of English Furniture’, New York, vol. 2, 6-7 May 1960, p. 109, lot 510. ‘Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair handbook’, 1989, p. 246, advertisement; with Hyde Park Antiques Ltd. Patrick Broome, ‘The Hyde Park Collection 1965-1990’, 1990, pp. 144-5. Emily Eerdmans, ‘Classic English Designs and Antiques, Period Styles and Furniture, The Hyde Park Antiques Collection’, 2006, p. 91.
H. W. Keil Ltd., Worcestershire, England, 1951; Needham’s Antiques, New York, USA; The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection, New York, USA, until 1960; Hyde Park Antiques Ltd., New York, USA; Private collection, USA.
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