An important mid 18th century  Chippendale period carved giltwood oval mirror, retaining the original gilding and having an 18th century replaced plate within an egg and dart moulded frame with a pierced scrolling foliate surround and surmounted by a basket of flowers; the shaped and pierced apron with floral garlands  centred by a cherub's head. 
Note:  Bearing a printed 19th century gilder's label to the reverse "J. Buttifant of Carlisle"

Literature: Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director, 3rd Edition, 1762, pl CLXXII.
Illustrated: 
Harris Linsday, Works of Art, London 2004, p. 34. 


 


  • Provenance

    Harris Lindsay, London. 


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