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Reflecting Elegance | Georgian Gilt Mirrors

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Mirrors can enhance a space in a great variety of ways - from the practical benefits of added light and perception of depth to the introduction of an elegant style statement.  The presence of a beautifully carved gilt mirror was a key feature in 18th and early 19th century interior design, progressing from the sumptuous ornament of the George II and III periods to the more restrained neo-classical works of the Regency.    

Our Fine Furniture & Works of Art specialist Douglas Girton outlines a few of his favourites from the selection of 16 lots coming up in our auction on Wednesday 27 September.


Just a touch of gold - An early 18th century George II piece 

This beautiful walnut example would add a warmth and just a splash of glamour to an interior. 

 

Lot 33
GEORGE II WALNUT AND PARCEL GILT MIRROR 
EARLY 18TH CENTURY 

 109cm high, 55cm wide 
Estimate £1,200-1,800 + fees

 


Pure Golden Splendor 

This elaborate example is the ultimate statement piece - masterfully carved with floral detail, dripping water and acanthus scrolls all surmounted by an architectural cresting with a fruiting basket finial.  

Lot 52
GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR 
18TH CENTURY 

 136cm high, 82cm wide 
Estimate £ 800-1,200 + fees


Refined Elegance

Regency interior design saw the addition of more architectural details to furniture and accessories, strongly influenced by the classical designs of Ancient Greece and Egypt.  The elegant proportions of this 19th century are emphasised by the carved reeded columns with palm captials and key deoration in the upper frieze.

Lot 153
REGENCY GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR 
EARLY 19TH CENTURY 

150cm high, 75cm wide 
Estimate £400-600 + fees


Style on a budget

For a more accessible way to introduce period detail to your home look for pieces in "the style of". They may be more modern in manufacture but pieces like this George III Style mirror can still provide the finishing touch you have been looking for.

 

Lot 28
GEORGE II STYLE GILTWOOD MIRROR 
19TH CENTURY 

96cm high, 75cm wide 
Estimate £ 300-500 + fees

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Date for your Diary

Fine Furniture & Works of Art Auction | 27 September 2017 | 10am

View the Catalogue Online

Meet the Specialist

Douglas Girton | 0131 557 8844 | douglas.girton@lyonandturnbull.com 

 

Contact


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Published: 24 September 2017

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