A George III Giltwood Mirror, in the Manner of William and John Linnell
Height: 81" Width: 41"
Inventory Number 8476-116
With arched top and outset lower corners, the divided mirror plate within a ribbon-tied and acanthus-carved border; the outer mirrored slip applied with a large central patera issuing scrolling acanthus vines and paterae, husk garlands to the sides and arched base with stylized central plume.
Other mirror designs by the Linnells that compare to this one, see H. Hayward and P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell Eighteenth Century London Furniture Makers, New York, 1980, vol. II, figs. 213-16 and 220.
A similar pair of mirrors at Osterley Park, Middlesex, are executed after a design by Robert Adam of 1777, see M. Tomlin, Catalogue of Adam Period Furniture, London, 1972, p. 84, cat. no. K/1 and K/1a.