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A George III Giltwood Pier Mirror. Photo Sotheby's

The upright beveled mirror plate within a shaped frame surmounted by a pagoda-form cresting with a leaf-form roof above columns on a rock-work base, the sides with ruffled edges flanked by open leafy trees above Gothic columns ornamented at the top with water pots and with open foliate scrolls, the apron with ruffled edges, pendant icicles and open foliate and C-scrolls. Re-gilt, possibly originally painted, restorations. Height 6 ft. 1 in.; width 39 in. 185.4 cm; 99 cm - Estimation 12,000-18,000 USD

Sotheby's. Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor. New York | 24 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com