A FINE GEORGE III GILTWOOD AND GESSO OVERMANTLE MIRROR IN THE NEO-CLASSICAL MANNER OF ROBERT ADAM
Late 18th century
Stencil on the reverse: FROM W. DAVIS Carver &Gilder Corn Market LOUTH
Measurements: Width 53 ½” (1356 cm) Height 49 ½” (116 cm)
Although the quality of the gilt gesso work on this impressive over-mantle is exceptionally fine, the only record of the maker which we are able to find is a trade card circa 1800 in the Johnson Collection at the Bodleian Library.
Literature English Furniture Makers 1880-1840 published by the Furniture History Society and edited by Geoffrey Beard and Christopher Gilbert.