A WILLIAM III OVAL SILVERED GESSO MIRROR (4470411)
A WILLIAM III OVAL SILVERED GESSO MIRROR (4470411)

In the manner of DANIEL MAROT (1661-1752)

A WILLIAM III OVAL SILVERED GESSO MIRROR (4470411)

c. 1695 England

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An important and extremely rare late 17th century silvered mirror in the manner of Daniel Marot. The 18th century replacement oval mirror plate within a moulded frame profusely carved with sprays of oak leaves, acorns and flower heads on a pounced ground having inner and outer foliate carved borders surmounted by a pierced cipher cresting within oval husk wreath on a gadrooned platform with scrolling strapwork having acanthus leaf and oak leaf with acorn sprays to the side.

Daniel Marot, a French Huguenot immigrant, was the protégé of and self-declared architect to William III, formerly William of Orange. Marot followed William from Holland to England when the later became King William III. His designs had great influence on English architecture and furnishings of the period, and his legacy includes the gardens at Hampton Court Palace as well as commissions for William III's courtiers. His ‘Nouveau Livre d’Ornements pour Lutillite des Sculpteurs et Orfèvres’ of about 1700 influenced immigrant French carvers such as Thomas Pelletier.

Price: £100,000 +
P. Ward-Jackson, ‘English Furniture Designs of the 18th Century,’ London, 1959, pl.7.
H. F. Schiffer, ‘The Mirror Book: English, American and European',1983, p.52, pl.53.
Sotheby's, ‘Important English Furniture’(catalogue), 19 November 1993, lot 38.
‘Mallett’ catalogue, 1997, p.14.
M. Harris and Sons, trade advertisement, ‘Antique Collector’, October 1964; a similar mirror in the manner of Marot.
Dimensions
Height 136.00 cm (53.54 inches)
Width 100.50 cm (39.57 inches)
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