Code: M41 - George II Architectural Gesso Mirror

George II Architectural Gesso Mirror

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A George II style gilt-wood and carved gesso looking glass in the manner of the 1730s. The mirror plate sits within a moulded frame with outset corners carved with trailing leaves and with shells at the top corners flanked by drapes and tassels. The scrolled cresting is centred by a cartouche above a shell and leaf carved frieze with a matching shell centring the apron. The shaped apron is fitted with a pair of adjustable brass candle arms and candle-holders.

The name of Benjamin Goodison (fl 1727-1767) is often associated with high quality gilt gesso looking glasses and furniture of this period. From The Golden Spread Eagle in Longacre in London, Goodison supplied furniture and looking glasses to The Earl of Leicester for Holkam, The Earl of Cardigan for Deene Park, the Duchess of Marlborough for her many houses as well as for the Royal Family at Kensington Palace and Hampton Court.

Code: M41

Standard Size:
Height 1315mm/51.75" - Width 615mm/25.25"

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