Pair of Early George III Giltwood Mirrors


the shaped rectangular plates contained within pierced frames carved with rococo scrollwork, and each carved at the base with motifs of a hammer and a pair of pliers, one signed T. I. Smith 1762

Height 90 cm (35.5 inches)
Width 48 cm (19 inches)

Thomas Johnson, rococo designer and carver, records travelling with a fellow carver, Mr. Smith, in the 1740s who soon after set up business in William Street, Dublin, where he had nine journeymen working under him in his workshop.

The visible signature and craftsman’s tools used as decorative motifs suggest that the signed mirror might have been made as some sort of advertisement and it is possible that the unsigned mirror is slightly later in date than the signed example and made to go with it.

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