Lot 1014: A GEORGE II CARVED GILTWOOD AND GESSO MIRROR, CIRCA 1735 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the bevelled plate re-silvered, re-gilt
This mirror is in good conserved condition. It has been re-gilt & gessoed and re-silvered. There are minor losses to the gilding, most notably to the apron and to the egg-and-dart top and bottom borders, visible from the catalogue photograph. There is movement to construction, notably to the upper left corner of the frame. This piece is ready to be placed and of lovely quality.
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Possibly supplied to William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland (1709–1762) and later painted with William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland's (1738–1809) arms;
Thence by descent
Dimensions: 174cm. high, 89.5cm. wide; 5ft. 8in; 2ft. 11in.