A George III carved giltwood landscape overmantel mirror
Lot 36
A George III carved giltwood landscape overmantel mirror
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,014) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George III carved giltwood landscape overmantel mirror
The single plate divided into three panels by fluted columns, the foliate scroll-carved pierced rocaille frame headed by a pierced shell cresting, the apron centering on an open cartouche, re-gilded, the plates mercury-silvered but possibly replaced, 121cm wide, 73cm high (47.5" wide, 28.5" high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: formerly in the collection of Percy Macquoid and illustrated in P.Macquoid and R.Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, Vol II, London 1924-1927, p.337, fig.78.

    Percy Macquoid (1852-1925) was one of the pioneering forces in the development of furniture history in the first quarter of the 20th century. Originally a theatre designer who worked extensively for the celebrated producer Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Macquoid went on to produce the seminal four volume survey of English furniture, The Age of Oak (1904), The Age of Walnut (1905), The Age of Mahogany (1907) and The Age of Satinwood (1908). The first Volume of his three volume The Dictionary of English Furniture, his collaboration with Ralph Edwards, was published a year before his death in 1925. Macquoid's personal collection of antique furniture was divided between The Yellow House in London's Bayswater (designed by Ernest George and Harold Peto) and Hoove Lea in Hove. Macquoid's wife Theresa (nee Dent) was on the committee of Brighton Museum and the Macquoid Bequest now furnishes a room at Preston Manor in Brighton, a museum of which Theresa was particularly fond.
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