A carved giltwood rococo pier glass
A carved giltwood rococo pier glass
A carved giltwood rococo pier glass

A carved giltwood rococo pier glass

1760 England

Offered by Giles Hutchinson Smith

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An exceptional carved giltwood rococo pier glass in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, the original mirror plates surrounded by a highly elaborate frame adorned with ho-ho birds, baskets of flowers, interlocking c scrolls and rocaille ornament.
Thomas Chippendale "Gentleman and Cabinet-makers Director 1754 plates CXL1,CXL11,CXL111 and CXLV11, the latter two depicting exotic birds on the frames. Chippendale's contemporary the carver gilder and designer Thomas Johnson also produced closely related patterns in his "Collection of Designs" 1758 and "One hundred and fifty new designs" 1761. His name is often associated with mirrors of this period that incorporate elements with a rustic theme, including figures, animals and birds, perhaps inspired by Aesop's Fables.
This magnificent mirror retains its original mercury plates and gilding.
Retaining its original gilded surface and mercury mirror plates
Private Collection London
Mallett Bond Street 2005
Dimensions
Height 211.00 cm (83.07 inches)
Width 114.00 cm (44.88 inches)
Stock Code
1012
Medium
Giltwood
Giles Hutchinson Smith

Giles Hutchinson Smith
Hinton Manor
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13 4HB
United Kingdom

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