Giltwood, paint, mirror glass
Place of origin
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Berrington Hall, Herefordshire (Accredited Museum)
The drawing room was Thomas Harley’s principal sitting room and was described in 1796 as ‘very elegantly finished and furnished’. It features a pair of pier-glasses with sprays of leaves and garlands above which were part of the original decorative scheme for the room.
One of a pair of large giltwood and white-painted mirrors, English, circa 1790. Positioned above the pair of giltwood console tables (NT 617632). Each rectangular mirror plate within a foliate border and surmounted by a painted frieze centred with a bold gilt floral spray surmounted with a wreath and below a ribbon-tied husk swag.
Accepted in lieu of death-duties in 1954 and transferred to the National Trust in 1959.