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Lot 167: A  CHARLES  II  GILTWOOD  PIER  MIRRORCIRCA  1680

Sotheby's

April 24, 2013
New York, NY, US

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Description

Restorations,  mirror  plates  replaced,  later  gilded.
height  5  ft.  11  in.;  width  4  ft.  3  in.
180.3  cm;  129.4  cm

Literature

Possibly referred to in An Inventory of the Household Furniture belonging to the Right Hon. the Earl Brooke in Warwick Castle, 21st June, 1756 (Mss. WRO CR 1886, TN926), in the Green Damask Bedchamber, the Great Cotton Room, and the Red Room three mirrors are described: 'one large looking Glafs in a gilt and carved frame'.

Warwick Castle, Heirlooms Inventory,circa 1900, listed in the Blue Boudoir where it is described as a 'Venetian MIrror 6ft 6in by 4ft.'

Provenance

Probably Greville, 5th Baron Brooke, (d. 1676) or his brother Fulke Greville, 6th Baron Brooke, (d. 1710) Warwick Castle
Thence by descent to the Earls of Warwick
Sold, Sotheby's, London, The Sale at Syone Park, Middlesex, May 14-16, 1997, lot 16

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