Lot 1379. AN IMPORTANT EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR

AN IMPORTANT EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR in the manner of Thomas Johnson, with a divided shaped rectangular plate within mirrored borders, the elaborately carved frame with feathery leaves, scrolling acanthus, flowering branchwork, architectural balconies and pavilions, 95" high x 42.5" wide. Provenance: From the Collection of Edward Cecil Guinness, First Earl of Iveagh at Farmleigh, Castleknock, Co. Dublin. At Farmleigh the mirror is recorded as hanging in the main ground floor corridor. Farmleigh was sold by the Guinness family to the Irish Government in 1995. This magnificent rococo mirror is a tour de force, both in terms of scale and the execution of the design and carving. It relates to the published designs of Thomas Johnson and was almost certainly produced by one of the leading London cabinet makers during the 1760's. Elements of the carving may be compared to comparable pieces by Thomas Chippendale and John Linnell.
Sold For £20000.00 In The Spring Fine Art Sale - 22nd and 23rd February 2018 - Sale Date 22nd February 2018

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