A fine and rare pair of Irish 18th century giltwood mirrors, attributed to Francis and John Booker, Essex Bridge, Dublin, with their original rectangular plates, the cresting centered by floral carved plumes above architectural ruins flanked by birds, the boarders carved with trailing leafs, flowers and stalagmites with C-scrolls, the pierced aprons with rocks and C-scrolls centered by a basket with carved leafs and flowers.
Irish, circa 1750
Height: 52 in (132 cm)
Width: 35 in (89 cm)
The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture:Woodwork and carving in Ireland from the Earliest times to the Act of Union, New Haven and London, 2007 P.266, Cat.243 for an almost identical mirror bearing a Booker brothers label on the reverse.
Christies sold a single identical mirror with the carved cresting missing from the top, Important English Furniture, 9 April, 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza. Lot Number 154.