A very fine and rare pair of George III giltwood oval pier mirrors, or “looking-glasses” with with carved leafage, foliate details, “S'”scroll-work and gadrooning that demonstrates the quintessential “airiness” in design of the acme of the Rococo era, circa 1765-1775
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This true pair possesses all the characteristics depth of carving, all in wood that is lost in later Neoclassical examples. The gilding is done with both matte and burnished areas which enhances the delicate scroll-work. Notably, they are a left and right pair, thus facing each other.
Shown below: A plate from Thomas Chippendale’s “Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director”
DIMENSIONS: Height: 54″, Width: 26″.
CONDITION: Excellent, with very old, possibly original mercury-plate glass.
PROVENANCE: A private estate of note.
REFERENCE: “The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director”, by Thomas Chippendale, page 168.
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