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A George II Giltwood Mirror in the manner of Benjamin Goodison

Notably, the carved giltwood frame, with typical shell cresting, scroll and acanthus carved cartouche and egg and dart re entrant form, retains the original and bevelled mercury plate. Of overall dusky gilt surface, with profuse and textural sand gilding.

 

Comparable Goodison mirrors are mentioned in two publications:
In ‘Georgian Cabinet Makers c.1700-1800 by Ralph Edwards’ it notes, “Among the new furniture supplied by Goodison of the Prince of Wales apartments in 1732-2 were “three glass scones in carved and golt frames, with two wrought arms each, for the Prince of Wales’s Drawing room” (Plate 40).”
This well regarded design is also mentioned in ‘English Looking Glass’ by Geoffrey Willis:
“54. Of Carved and Gilt Wood; the mouldings divided by a sanded ground and low cresting centred on the coronet of the Prince of Wales with issuant feathers. Made for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (son of George II and father of George III), by Benjamin Goodison in 1732-3.”

Height: 100 cm
Width: 69 cm
Depth: 4 cm

 

£34,000