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A George I giltwood mirror, circa 1735.

Each broken pediment cresting, with egg and dart and leaf carving, centred by the Exeter coronet supported on a wheatsheaf.

The bevelled plate framed by strapwork and foliage, the shaped apron with scallop shells, 165cm x 104cm.

Attributed to Phineas Evans.

This mirror is possibly referred to in an account from Mayhew & Ince to Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) dated January 1768.

‘Entirely repairing a very old frame, new whitening and stamping ditto, and gilding in burnish’d gold repairing and new gilding another frame and another frame made to match your Lordship’s crest, carved and gilt in burnish’d gold £12.18s; A strong case for ditto frames, measures 213.5cm 18s6d; Two mats, two quire of paper eighteen 5cm screws, 30.5cm ditto, six rings with plates, 122cm batten and a man’s time packing up the above frames £1.7s 3d.’


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