A George II Style Pier Glass in the manner of Matthias Lock
A George II Style Pier Glass in the manner of Matthias Lock
A George II Style Pier Glass in the manner of Matthias Lock
A George II Style Pier Glass in the manner of Matthias Lock
A George II Style Pier Glass in the manner of Matthias Lock

In the manner of MATTHIAS LOCK (born c.1710)

A George II Style Pier Glass in the manner of Matthias Lock

c. 1850 England

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A George II Style Pier Glass in the manner of Matthias Lock

Of rectangular form, constructed in giltwood and gesso, elaborately carved incorporating filigree inner-moulding and floriate branches to the sides; above, a flower basket at the apex is flanked by a twin-scroll pediment supported by a carved balustrade, a central stylised shell, and a pendant pair of oriental masks; and below, a large scallop shell, emblematic of birth and unity, the whole enclosing a mercury glass plate.
Circa 1850
Excellent
Matthias Lock's 'Six Sconces', published in 1744, the very first pattern book of Rococo designs; strong concordances showing the influence of Lock can be seen, especially on Plate 2 of this revolutionary work.

Literature: Morrison Heckscher, "Lock And Copland: A Catalogue Of The Engraved Ornament," Furniture History, Vol. 15 (1979), pp. 25 (pl. 2).
Dimensions
Height 100.50 inch (255.27 cm)
Width 45.50 inch (115.57 cm)
Stock Code
8931
Medium
Gilt wood, giltwood, glass mirror plate
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