George I walnut & giltwood pier mirror

Stock Code: 2305 - SOLD

Description: A fine quality early George I walnut and parcel-gilt pier mirror. The crest of scrolling shaped form, with giltwood edge, with a central circular recessed carved shell crest. Below, the shaped rectangular divided bevel plate engraved with a crown, star and plant motif to the upper plate, with a stepped and shaped surround, with giltwood inside and outside edge.

A superb mirror, retaining excellent original colour and patina throughout.

Further Information: After qualifying as an architect, Giles Vincent headed architectural restoration projects for the National Trust. Later, he added to his skill set by working for a prestigious interior decorator. In 1990 Giles left to set up his own design company and has thrived ever since, working on projects in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. Recent projects include a Georgian Rectory which featured in the acclaimed television series Downton Abbey and clients include well-known figures such as Sir Elton John and Lord Heseltine.

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor restorations, waxing. The lower mirror plate possibly replaced.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George I, circa 1715

Provenance: The collection of Giles Newby Vincent, The Old Rectory, Wickhambreaux, Kent.

Dimensions: Height 45.50 inches (115.57cm) Width 16.25 inches (41.28cm)

Price: £6,900