Lot 99. A pair of George II giltwood girandole mirrors, circa 1750, reduced in height; 75 in. (190.5 cm.) high, 47 in. (119.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021.
Each shaped plate within a pierced surround surmounted by a Chinese figure seated beneath a canopy with naturalistic leafy branches, icicles and hung with bells, the sides flanked by ho-ho birds amongst scrolling foliage and issuing two candlearms on either side, the main mirror plates Queen Anne and reused.
Provenance: Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 14 October 1989, lot 194.
Note: The design for this mirror is derived from a pattern published in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1763, pl. CLXIX. A similar mirror at Crichel House, Dorset is illustrated in A. Coleridge, Chippendale Furniture, New York, 1968, fig. 316.