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A Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Thomas Chippendale (1718 - 1779)

H: 101.25 in / 257 cm  |  W:58.75 in / 149 cm  |  D: 11.5 in / 29 cm

Description

With an elaborately caved framed with free scrolling lappet branches in the rococo style, the base with inverted cabriole legs and a central shell and leaf cartouche, the plate divided by a floral garland and the whole surmounted by an intricate foliate leaf spray. 
Circa 1880

Literature

Mirrors of this style were prevalent in the early 1760 to the 1770s or George III style with a number of notable makers producing designs, such as John Linnell Ince and Mayhew, and Thomas Johnson. This particular mirror closely follows the designs of Thomas Chippendale's drawing of a console table and mirror from approximately 1760 depicted in 'English Furniture Designs of the Eighteenth Century' published by the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1958. 

Biography

Thomas Chippendale the Elder (1718-1779)
Yorkshire born, a highly skilled cabinet maker and designer, published in 1754 his ‘’Gentleman & Cabinet Maker’s Director’, a volume of instantly recognisable and idiosyncratic designs, that was reprinted time and again, serving as an essential manual for cabinet makers the length and breadth of England. Working from 60-62 St Martins Lane, London his output is regarded as the ne plus ultra of 18th century English cabinet making. His company furnished inter alia, Harewood House and Nostell Priory.

REF No. 8806

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