The frames retain virtually all the original gilding and their mercury silvered mirror plates.
The title page, drawn by William Kent, of Some Designs of Mr. Inigo Jones and Mr. William Kent, published by John Vardy, relates in some aspects to the design of these mirrors.
This type of mirror with bracket is extremely rare. A similar example was photographed by A. E. Henson on 28 November 1934 for Country Life magazine at Browsholme Hall, Lancashire, England. The Browsholme mirror is now in a private collection in London, England.
Note: The shell crestings are a restoration. The frames retain virtually all the original gilding and their mercury silvered mirror plates.
John Vardy, Some Designs of Mr. Inigo Jones and Mr. William Kent, 1744, title page.
National Art Galleries Inc., ‘Period English Furniture, French and Flemish Tapestries, Decorative Paintings etc., The Surplus Stock of Charles of London owing to removal from 2 West 56th Street, New York’, sale catalogue, 24–25 April 1931, pp. 26–7, lot 109.
Joseph Sikes, Chauntry House, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England.
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