George II figured walnut & carved giltwood mirror

Stock Code: 2251 - SOLD

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

To the top of the mirror a figured walnut frieze, surmounted by horizontal pediments and a pair of intricately leaf carved giltwood swan neck pediments each terminating in a flower rosette with trailing leaves. The crest, a carved giltwood ho-ho bird with outstretched wings. Below, a giltwood architectural moulding which surmounts a pair of giltwood brackets bordering a burr walnut frieze

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor restorations. Mirror plate apparently original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1735

Provenance: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. Still with museum inventory tag verso.

Dimensions: Height 58.50 inches (148.59cm) Width 28.00 inches (71.12cm)

Price: £13,900