Large George III Neoclassical Gilt-wood Mirror or Pier Glass


A large George III Neoclassical gilt-wood mirror with a rectangular mercury plate contained within a moulded and leaf-carved frame with urn cresting surmounted by Prince of Wales feathers and flanked by swags draped from ram’s head urn handles.

Height 167.5 cm (66 inches)
Width 76 cm (30 inches)
Depth 4 cm (1.5 inches)
English. Circa 1785

The prominence of the finely carved feather cresting, being the device of the Prince of Wales,  might suggest that this fine looking glass was supplied to George, Prince of Wales, later George IV for one of his many houses. The neo-classical design would suggest it was perhaps designed for Carlton House, designed by Henry Holland and built for the Prince between 1783-1796.