A fine pair of George III giltwood mirrors possibly Irish, third quarter 18th century
height 64 1/2in (163.8cm), width 35in (88.9cm)
Of impressive size and a rare surviving pair, these mirrors distinguish themselves by their elegantly restrained ornamentation and desirable split-panel form. Stylistically, the acanthus and open scroll work of these mirrors signal a transition between the balanced styles of the late baroque period and the rococo style that would ultimately manifest itself in mirrors of asymmetrical form.
These mirrors bear some parallels between another pair, illustrated in Graham Child, Les Miroirs 1650-1900, (Paris, 1990), no. 143, p. 111 and p. 114.
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