An important mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood border glass mirror attributed to John Linnell, retaining most of the original gilding and border plates divided by a rocaille carved fillet, the centre plate an 18th century replacement; having arched icicle-enriched cresting surmounted by a stylised pierced shell and flanked by urn finials, with sides carved with floral cascading garlands and having a shaped apron centred by a C-scrolled cartouche.
Note: This splendid mirror with its arched cresting and slim glass border displays remarkable similarities to designs of the highly fashionable cabinet-maker John Linnell.
Literature: Helena Hayward & Pat Kirsham, William and John Linnell, 18th Century London Furniture Makers, London, Vol II, 1980, p.82.
Lord Duveen of Millbank, London.
The Ingersoll Family of Philadelphia for their house Bois Doré, Rhode Island.
Vice-Admiral Stuart Howe Ingersoll and Mrs (Elinor Hill Dorrance) Ingersoll until 1983.
Private collection, USA.
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