A George I carved giltwood and gesso girandole in the manner of John Belchier
Lot 22
A George I carved giltwood and gesso girandole in the manner of John Belchier
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,164) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George I carved giltwood and gesso girandole
in the manner of John Belchier
The undulating cresting with central draped and tasselled lambrequin headed by a leaf cresting flanked by paired eagles heads, patarae and cornucopiae above a rectangular bevelled plate within a strapwork carved frame on a punched and sanded ground, with scrolling shaped apron below with gilt brass candle arm sockets, 111cm high, 64cm wide, (43.5" high, 25" wide).

Footnotes

  • Elements of the present mirror such as the plume and the eagle heads to the cresting are paralleled on a pier glass supplied by John Belchier (d. 1753) to John Meller in 1726 for Erddig Park, Denbighshire, Wales at a cost of £50 (see R. Edwards and M. Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, rev. ed., London 1946, p. 99, fit. 33 where they are erroneously attributed to Moore and Gumley).

    A very similar and possibly the same girandole from Canons Ashby is illustrated in Ralph Edwards and Percy Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed. 1954, 3 vols., vol. II, P. 332, fig. 53.
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