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Neoclassical Mirror in the Manner of John LinnellNeoclassical Mirror in the Manner of John Linnell

A very fine carved wood and 'carton pierre' mirror retaining its original gilding and original mirror plate. This mirror has been dry stripped and retains all its original clay color and much of its original gilding.
John Linnell was among the first of the great 18th century cabinetmakers to incorporate the use of carton pierre, a papier mache type material, that was easily moulded, saving a great deal of time at the carver's labor in the process. Circa 1770
Literature: Hayward, Helena, The Journal of The Furniture History Society, Furniture History, Volume V, “The Drawings of John Linnell in the Victoria and Albert Museum” Leeds, UK, 1969, Fig.57 and Fig. 134
Height: 46” Width: 20”

ITEM ID
Heart Shaped Linnell Mirror
HEIGHT
46" (117 cm)
AGE
18th Century
THEME
English Country
WIDTH
20" (51 cm)
TYPE
Antique

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    Neoclassical Mirror in the Manner of John Linnell

    $19,500