An elaborate Regency-style giltwood and gesso pier glass, mid-19th Century Bearing blue paper label to reverse reading 'Arthur Whitcombe...Cheltenham'
Lot 889
An elaborate Regency-style giltwood and gesso pier glass, mid-19th Century Bearing blue paper label to reverse reading 'Arthur Whitcombe...Cheltenham'
Sold for £744 (US$ 1,207) inc. premium

Lot Details
Lots 870 - 897: Select Property removed from The Old Hall, High St. Agnesgate, Ripon Built on the site of the houses of the medieval Prebends of Ripon Cathedral, and standing in its enclave, The Old Hall dates from the 17th Century with later early 18th Century additions, and fine plasterwork undertaken by Guiseppe Cortese (fl. 1725 - 1778), a leading Italian stuccoist based at York, whose work survives at other houses, such as Sutton Park and Burton Constable Hall, in the north of England. A plaque erected by Ripon Civic Society records that the house served as a Canon's residence from 1841 to 1858, during which period it played host to Reverend Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, who stayed at the house, and wrote there, for several weeks each year.
An elaborate Regency-style giltwood and gesso pier glass, mid-19th Century
Bearing blue paper label to reverse reading 'Arthur Whitcombe...Cheltenham'
The plate in an arched rope-twist surround topped by a rope-twist garlanded pierced gallery, the plate flanked to either side by a small shaped shelf, with large shelf, decorated with tassels, below, 76cm wide x 154cm high

Footnotes

  • The Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700 - 1840, Christopher Gilbert (London, 1996), p. 468, illustrates a giltwood convex looking glass by Arthur Whitcombe dated c. 1845.

    The label on this mirror reads in full 'Arthur Whitcombe/Formerly of Coventry Street, London/Manufacturer of Looking Glasses, Window Cornices/Picture Frames & Decorative Furniture/Printseller &c/...ce Street, Cheltenham'.
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