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George I Gilt Gesso Mirror

c. 1720 England

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George I Gilt Gesso Mirror

IMPORTANT DESIGN – A fine early 18th century gilt gesso mirror of generous proportions retaining its original shaped and bevelled mirror plate. The frame expresses great freedom through its carving with scrolling leaves adorning the frame centred by an elaborate three dimensional cartouche.

Condition
Original soft bevelled mirror plate areas of gilding refreshed, candle sconces and shield shaped backplates plates believed to be original.
Provenance

Private collection – Holland Park Royal Borough of Kensington London

Literature

For similar examples – Graham Child, ‘World of Mirrors 1650-1900’, 1990, p.79, illus 57; p.80, illus 63

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