A pair of George III style giltwood and gesso girandole mirrors After a design by Robert & James Adam

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Lot 626
A pair of George III style giltwood and gesso girandole mirrors After a design by Robert & James Adam

Sold for £ 2,467 (US$ 3,032) inc. premium

Selected Art and Antiques

16 Mar 2006, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

A pair of George III style giltwood and gesso girandole mirrors
After a design by Robert & James Adam
Each with an oval plate within a bead and bellflower moulded frame, above is an urn motif flanked by rams heads, scrolling acanthus and paterae medallions, below are conforming motifs centred by three scrolling candle arms terminating in waisted and lappet clad sconces, damages. each 132cm high x 57cm wide.

Footnotes

  • The design of these mirrors relates closely to the main elements of a mirror designed by Robert & James Adam for a 'Pier Glass in the Parlour' for Kenwood House, London. The design for the mirror was published in the Adam's 'Works in Architecture' in 1774, see detail above.

    Literature: Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furnniture Design, compiled by Elizabeth White. First published by the Antique Collectors Club 1990.
A pair of George III style giltwood and gesso girandole mirrors After a design by Robert & James Adam
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