REF NO : B74140

A Pair of George II Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors

England, Circa 1890

£120,000

A Fine and Large Pair of George II Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors or Pier Glasses. Each has a rectangular divided sectional mirror plate within a pierced...

Dimensions

Height: 246 cm (97 in)
Width: 124.5 cm (50 in)
Depth: 11 cm (5 in)
REF NO : B74140

Description

A Fine and Large Pair of George II Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors or Pier Glasses.

Each has a rectangular divided sectional mirror plate within a pierced surround surmounted by a perching ho-ho bird. The frame elaborately carved with acanthus, ‘C’-scrolls’ rocaille, Gothick arches, rock-work and icicles. Pier Glasses were large decorative mirrors designed to be placed on the wall or ‘pier’ between windows. Not only did they have a decorative purpose, but provided an important functional use, creating a reversal of dynamic with the windows at night, reflecting and maximising the light given off by candles or oil lamps.

Date

Circa 1890

Origin

England

Medium

Giltwood

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