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