A Pair of George III Giltwood Pier Glasses
A Pair of George III Giltwood Pier Glasses

A Pair of George III Giltwood Pier Glasses

c. 1765 England

Offered by Frank Partridge

£225,000 gbp
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Each with a shaped rectangular divided plate within a scrolling foliate-carved frame, the cresting carved with confronting C-scrolls and rockwork, surmounted by a pair of billing birds and flowerheads.
Almost certainly supplied to John, 2nd Baron Monson (d. 1774) for Broxbournebury, Hertfordshire, and thence by descent at Burton Hall and sold by the 12th Lord Monson.
Broxbournebury mansion dates back as far as 1086 to the time of The Doomsday Book. Earliest records show that from 1198 it was held by The Order of Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem until 1553 when the Order was suppressed by King Henry VIII and the estate was granted to Sir John Cock. In 1603 Sir John Cock's son Henry entertained King James here on his return from Scotland to take possession of the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth I. The estate passed to Henry's daughter after his death who went to marry Sir Richard Lucy. After his death, through marriage, the estate passed to the Monson Family who also owned another estate in Lincolnshire. On inheriting Broxbournebury Lord Monson then sold the house and kept the contents which he took back to his estate in Lincolnshire. In 1768 he commissioned the famous architect James Paine to demolish their Tudor Mansion and build Burton Hall in the county of Lincolnshire which is where the family had lived since 1600.
Height 224.00 cm (88.19 inches)
Width 95.00 cm (37.40 inches)
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