A Queen Anne Verre Eglomisé Arched Overmantel Mirror

The giltwood frame, with verre églomisé marginal plates in gold strapwork on a ruby ground, encloses original plates resplendent with ‘club’ motif bevelling and an exceptionally fine ‘impaled’, or halved, crest, portraying the marriage, in c.1705, between Joseph Mellish (1675-1733) of Blyth Hall, Nottinghamshire and Dorothea Gore (1683-1738), daughter of Sir William Gore, Lord Mayor of London (d.1708), fills the upper plate.
In the manner of Thomas and René Pelletier.
Literature: Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. II, p. 322, figs 27-8.
Geoffrey Wills, English Looking Glasses, A Study of the Glass, Frames and Makers 1670-1820, 1965, pp. 68-9, illus. 11-12.
Herbert F. Schiffer, The Mirror Book: English, American & European, 1983, p. 47, illus. 73-4.

Height: 118 cm
Width: 120 cm
Depth: 5 cm