A George I giltwood pier mirror

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Lot 40
A George I giltwood pier mirror

Sold for £ 16,250 (US$ 20,314) inc. premium
A George I giltwood pier mirror
In the manner of John Gumley
The elaborate arched foliate-scrolled cresting centred by an applied engraved glass roundel with a stylised plume beneath, the divided central plates conforming shaped and with serpentine apron decorated with a further plume motif and flanked by conforming scrolls, the engraved and bevelled margin plates headed by composite captials and partially framed by gadrooned mouldings regilded and the central plates possibly replaced, 102cm wide, 203cm high (40in wide, 79.5in high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: purchased by the vendor from Partridge PLC, New Bond Street, London during the 1960s.

    A pair of related George I giltwood pier mirrors with the maker's name 'GUMLEY', which share features such as the gadrooned frame mouldings, composite margin-plate capitals and plume motifs form part of the Royal Collection at Hampton Court (see Christopher Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1996, p. 252, pls. 459 and 460).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the central mirror plates have been replaced. The cresting has been repositioned and has associated mirror glass
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