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18th Century Irish Giltwood Mirror18th Century Irish Giltwood Mirror18th Century Irish Giltwood Mirror18th Century Irish Giltwood Mirror

An Irish Pier Glass in the Manner of Matthias Lock

Of rectangular portrait form, constructed in gilt wood, flamboyantly, exuberantly and expertly carved; below, a Pan mask, symbolising the joys of a bucolic life: and atop, a large scallop shell, emblematic of birth and unity, having the asymmetric frame adorned with scrolling foliage, enclosing a mercury plate glass.
Irish, Circa 1750 and later

'Irish Furniture' published by the Yale University Press on 2007, by The Knight of Glin and James Peill, illustrates similar carved mirror frames on pp 80 (plates 98 & 99) and pp 260 (plate 221). Matthias Lock's 'Six Sconces', published in 1744, the very first pattern book of Rococo designs; strong concordances showing the influence of Lock can be seen, especially on Plate 3 of this revolutionary work.

ITEM ID
8803
COLOR
gold
HEIGHT
57" (145 cm)
AGE
18th Century
THEME
English Country
WIDTH
32" (81 cm)
TYPE
Antique
PRODUCT
Mirrors

Butchoff Antiques

James Kaye
154 Kensington Church Street
London W8 4BN
UK
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7221 8174
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    18th Century Irish Giltwood Mirror

    £23,500 GBP
    ~ $29,093