A George III Carved Giltwood Overmantel Mirror (4403811)

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An exquisite and beautifully drawn mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood mirror in the manner of John Linnell, having a 19th century replacement rectangular plate within a swept and pierced frame with scrolled foliate arabesques surmounted by an anthemion cresting and flanked by scrolls with trailing foliage and husks to the sides, and pierced apron.

Note: The design for this mirror, incorporating an anthemion cresting flanked by scrolling foliage, relates to a drawing for an overmantel mirror by John Linnell in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Other elements of the design can be seen in a pier glass and pelmets made by John Linnell for Shardeloes, Buckinghamshire, for William Drake.

Literature: Helena Hayward, 'The Drawings of John Linnell in The Victoria and Albert Museum', Furniture History Journal, 1969, fig.154.
Helena Hayward and Pat Kirkham, 'William and John Linnell, Eighteenth Century London Furniture Makers’, 1980, Vol II, pp. 78-9, 112.

Illustrated: ‘Ronald Phillips Ltd’, 2009 Catalogue, p.56, item 28.
Details
Of the Period
George III
Place of Origin
England
Date of Manufacture
circa 1770
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
Giltwood
Glass
Giltwood Glass
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
3 ft. 0.6 in. H x 3 ft. 11 in. W
93 cm H x 120 cm W
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU102661064992
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