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A GEORGE II GILT GESSO OVERMANTEL MIRROR

england , circa 1730

An exceptional George II carved gilt gesso and giltwood overmantel mirror. Of impressive proportions, the carved frame surmounted by a double shell cresting flanked by a pair of scrolling eagle heads. The whole frame carved with wonderful scrolling acanthus leaves and further detailed with floral, foliate and linear strapwork on a double punched background of the finest quality. The frame inset with a classical oil painting above a bevelled edge triple plate horizontal mirror. With outstanding brass candle arms.

The oil on canvas Roman School, 18th century – A capriccio of Roman ruins with a soldier and dog in the foreground.
 

Stock number

P10.82
Height: 72 in (183 cm)
Width: 66³/₄ in (169.5 cm)
An exceptional George II carved gilt gesso and giltwood overmantel mirror. Of impressive proportions, the carved frame surmounted by a double shell cresting flanked by a pair of scrolling eagle heads. The whole frame carved with wonderful scrolling acanthus leaves and further detailed with floral, foliate and linear strapwork on a double punched background of the finest quality. The frame inset with a classical oil painting above a bevelled edge triple plate horizontal mirror. With outstanding brass candle arms.

The oil on canvas Roman School, 18th century – A capriccio of Roman ruins with a soldier and dog in the foreground.
 
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