William & Mary walnut & floral marquetry mirror in the manner of Gerrit Jensen

Stock Code: 2278 - SOLD

Description: A fabulous, large, William & Mary walnut and floral fruitwood marquetry crested cushion mirror In the manner of Gerrit Jensen, retaining excellent colour and patina throughout. The mirror with an intricately laid floral pattern of leaves and flowers, bordered either side by an end grain walnut moulding and with apparently the original bevelled mirror plate. Above the original crest with centrally a leaf vase with song birds and an emanating floral and leaf arrangement leading out to a radiused outer circumference. It is rare to see a mirror of this type of this larger size and retaining it's original crest, which often became lost over the years.

Further Information: A mirror with similar floral marquetry was formerly in the "Percival Griffiths Collection?"and is illustrated in the 1929 book by R. W. Symonds "English Furniture from Charles II to George II".

Gerrit Jensen (d. 1715), who was Dutch by birth but worked for the English Royal Family and nobility. This mirror bares a close resemblance to one and similar large proportions to one in the collection of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale, at Ham House, Surrey.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations. Mirror plate apparently original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, William & Mary, circa 1690

Provenance: The collection of Nicky & Joe Gregory, New York, USA.

Joe Gregory was the chief operating officer of the infamous Lehman brothers, having worked for the firm for a period of nearly 30 years before the company?s dramatic failure in the financial crisis of 2008. Together with his wife Nicky, Joe was an avid collector of the best English furniture, European artworks, porcelain and objects. The couple acquired most of their collection from top dealers in the UK and USA.

Maker: In the manner of Gerrit Jensen

Dimensions: Height 43.00 inches (109.22cm) Width 29.00 inches (73.66cm)

Price: £19,900