Stock Code: 2540
Description: A superb pair of George III carved oval giltwood mirrors in the manner of John Linnell. Each plate within a beaded moulded frame surmounted by Prince of Wales’ feathers flanked by scrolling acanthus foliage, flower heads and husks, the apron with scrolling foliage and swags. Fabulous quality and of a very convenient size.
Further Information: The intricate carving and delicate use of scrolling acanthus and husk swags closely follow a design currently housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum by Linnell. The son of a furniture maker, Linnell was born in 1729 and was an alumnus of St Martin’s Lane Academy. He took the skills he learnt here back to his father ‘s workshop and with the family firm well and truly thriving, the Linnell’s were soon able to move their business into Berkeley Square, where they enjoyed the patronage of some of the finest names in London.
Condition: Excellent. Minor repairs, some gilding refreshed in places.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1780
Provenance: A Park Avenue Estate, New York. Acquired on April 25, 1962 by Mrs. Henry Parish II . Exhibited at the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, 1960.
Maker: In the manner of John Linnell
Dimensions: Height 45.50 inches (115.57cm) Width 23.00 inches (58.42cm)