Pine, limewood, gesso, water gilding, mirror glass
1410 x 657 x 140 mmOrder this image
Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
One of a pair of George I giltwood and gesso pier glasses, circa 1722, each with shaped rectangular bevelled plate in a foliate carved frame with pierced trefoil cresting and scroll base, base re-gilt, original plates.
Commissioned by Sir John Chester, 4th Bt (1666-1726) or his son Sir John Chester, 5th Bt (1693-1748), for Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire; thence by descent to Major John Greville Bagot Chester, MC (1925-2011); accepted in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the National Trust for display at Montacute, 2012.