George II walnut & parcel gilt looking glass

Stock Code: 1655 - SOLD

Description: A superb English George II walnut & parcel gilt wall mirror of excellent original soft colour & patina. The rectangular mercury silvered plate (possibly original) bordered by carved gilt wood outline, with figured walnut body again bordered by a carved gilt wood moulding, to the top in a shaped rectangular pattern and to the bottom shaped and scalloped with gilt wood flower patterae. The outer side extremis of the mirror is finished with a carved & gilded vertically descending arrangement of leaves and flowers. To the top a central carved and gilded Ho-Ho bird standing on a central pediment bordered by swan neck pediments of intricately carved leaves and vines. It is rare to find a mirror of this quality, is such original condition, a stunning piece.

Condition: Excellent. Minor repairs to small parts of lost carving, re-gilding of the same. Mirror plate possible original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1730

Provenance: With P H Gillingham & Co thence to a private collector in London

Dimensions: Height 62.00 inches (157.48cm) Width 31.00 inches (78.74cm)

Price: £12,950