A highly important late 18th century Adam period carved giltwood frame with a Chinese export mirror painting depicting a shepherdess by a tree with a falconer behind her, within a river landscape. The associated giltwood frame with a moulded surround, finely decorated with scrolling leaf work, anthemion, husks and floral paterae and surmounted by an owl on an open book and a lyre within the conforming apron.
The Connoisseur, ‘Mallett’, March 1982, p. 33.
Edward Lennox-Boyd, Masterpieces of English Furniture, The Gerstenfeld Collection, 1998, p. 234, ill.84.
Lady Charlotte Lee, Viscountess Dillon, Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire.
Ronald and Marietta Tree, who purchased Ditchley with some of the contents.
The Mirror painting:
Collection of Joan Lady Bannerman.
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