A George III giltwood carved overmantel mirror
Lot 128
A George III giltwood carved overmantel mirror in the manner of John Linnell
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
A George III giltwood carved overmantel mirror
in the manner of John Linnell
The later shaped rectangular plate surnounted by an arched cresting with lambrequin pendants flanked by scrolling brackets and 'C'-scrolls, with pedimented corners above columnar pierced upright with entwined leafy boughs, on a serpentine moulded apron with central scroll leaf below, re-gilded 142cm high, 168cm wide, (55.5cm high, 66" wide).

Footnotes

  • A closely related pen and ink design for an overmantel mirror by John Linnell, dated June 20 1761, preserved in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum V&A E.22 1929, is reproduced in Helena Hayward and Pat Kirkham, William and John Linnell 18th century Cabinet-Makers, 1980, 2 vols., vol. II., p. 61, fig. 123. This pattern includes an urn and floral swag cresting such as was possibly originally present on the offered lot. Another design by Linnell for an overmantel with candle arms, illustrated ibid., p. 61, pl. 121 features a distinctive scroll to its apron which is paralleled in inverted form here.
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