George II burr walnut & carved giltwood mirror

Stock Code: 2186 - SOLD

Description: A large, elegant and superb quality George II burr walnut & giltwood wall mirror of excellent original colour & patina. The rectangular, bevelled, mercury silvered plate bordered by carved gilt wood outline, with a burr walnut body, again bordered by a carved gilt wood moulding, flanked each side by a further giltwood flower and ribbon moulding.

The top of the mirror, has a pair of intricately leaf carved giltwood swan neck pediments each terminating in a flower rosette with trailing leaves. Inbetween these, sitting on top of a ball, a carved giltwood eagle crest with outstretched wings. Below, a giltwood archtectural moulding which surmounts a pair of giltwood brackets bordering a burr walnut frieze An impressive piece, with excellent presence and size veneered in the finest burr walnut throughout.

Condition: Excellent. Light re-fresh to parts of the gilding. Mirror plate 18th century probably re-silvered with the last 50 years.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1730

Provenance: Baltimore Museum of Art, believed to be acquired from the London trade in the 1960?s.

Dimensions: Height 65.00 inches (165.10cm) Width 35.50 inches (90.17cm)

Price: £19,900