A GEORGE III REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING IN A GILTWOOD FRAME ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LINNELL (4497431)
A GEORGE III REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING IN A GILTWOOD FRAME ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LINNELL (4497431)
A GEORGE III REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING IN A GILTWOOD FRAME ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LINNELL (4497431)

A GEORGE III REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING IN A GILTWOOD FRAME ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LINNELL (4497431)

c. 1765 England

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An important mid 18th century Chippendale period reverse mirror painting in a giltwood frame attributed to John Linnell, having stylised column sides with typical acanthus carved scroll border glass sides and a shaped apron with open cartouche border glass with pendent acanthus clasp and crested by an open weave basket with trailing floral swags forming a circle. The reverse painting depicting a prunus tree on a lake shore with quail at the base.

Note: The design of the frame is typical of Linnell’s workshop and relates to a drawing preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The frame: English, circa 1765

The reverse mirror painting: Chinese, circa 1765
Helena Hayward and Pat Kirkham, ‘William and John Linnell, Eighteenth Century London Furniture Makers’, 1980, vol. II, p. 96, pl. 186.
Dimensions
Height 148.50 cm (58.46 inches)
Width 81.50 cm (32.09 inches)
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