An important pair of George III pier glasses By Young and Trotter of Edinburgh
Lot 660
An important pair of George III pier glasses By Young and Trotter of Edinburgh
Sold for £13,800 (US$ 21,594) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important pair of George III pier glasses By Young and Trotter of Edinburgh An important pair of George III pier glasses By Young and Trotter of Edinburgh An important pair of George III pier glasses By Young and Trotter of Edinburgh
An important pair of George III pier glasses
By Young and Trotter of Edinburgh
Each with stylised fleur de lys urn and acanthus crest with ribbon tied handles issuing orbs above a central rectangular plate with eight subsidiary plates within fluted pilasters with acanthus capitals, one large plate replaced, (2). 83cm wide158cm high, (32.5" wide62" high)

Footnotes

  • The following reference appears for the Trotter mirrors:

    ' 2 square Pier Glass frames finished with glass borders, the frames in Burnished Gold for your mirrors @ £3.15s'

    ' 2 carved Top ornaments for Glass Frames in Burnished Gold @ 13s 9d

    Kinloch of Gilmerton MSS, NRA (S) 2595/129 AND 142

    In 1801 Young and Trotter supplied a quantity of Lobby, Drawing Room and Bedroom furniture to Sir Alexander Kinloch of Gilmerton. The commission, including lobby chairs, octagon and oval pembroke tables, a bureau, pier glasses, bamboo chairs, dressing glasses, a wardrobe, and three claw footed linen airers, came to £374.

    The quality of these pier glasses is very high and can be usefully compared with similar items supplied by Young and Trotter to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Specifications for the mahogany pieces can be seen in the Edinburgh Cabinet Makers' Book of Prices, 1805, (David Jones, Cupar 2000).

    The Pier Glasses are significant in that they are the only fully identified examples of gilt carved work to have originated from Trotter's workshop. The delicate classical vase and ball 'Top ornaments' were an afterthought, added to give the plain rectangular frames finesse.
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