19th cent English Mirror

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19th cent English Mirror

BROWNRIGG
A very large, 19th century English overmantle mirror in the Italian Baroque style, by repute from Shipton Castle. Original mercury plate glass.

Skipton Castle is a medieval castle in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1090 by Robert de Romille, a Norman baron, and has been preserved for over 900 years.

The castle was originally a motte and bailey castle built in 1090 by Robert de Romille, lord of the multiple estates of Bolton Abbey. Shortly after 1102 Henry I extended Romille's lands to include all of upper Wharfedale and upper Airedale.[1] The earth and wood castle was rebuilt in stone to withstand attacks by the Scots. The cliffs behind the castle, dropping down to Eller Beck, made the castle a perfect defensive structure. The Romille line died out, and in 1310 Edward II granted the castle to Robert Clifford who was appointed Lord Clifford of Skipton and Guardian of Craven.[2] Robert Clifford ordered many improvements to the fortifications, but died in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when the improvements were barely complete.

During the English Civil War the castle was the only Royalist stronghold in the north of England until December 1645. After a three-year siege, a surrender was negotiated in 1645 between Oliver Cromwell and the Royalists. Cromwell ordered the removal of the castle roofs. Legend has it that during the siege, sheep fleeces were hung over the walls to deaden the impact from the rounds of cannon fire. Sheep fleeces feature in the town's coat of arms. Skipton remained the Cliffords' principal seat until 1676. Lady Anne Clifford (1590–1676) was the last Clifford to own it. After the siege, she ordered repairs and she planted a yew tree in the central courtyard to commemorate its repair after the war.

Today Skipton Castle is a well-preserved medieval castle and is a tourist attraction and private residence. The castle is the start of the 100-mile (160 km) Lady Anne's Way long distance path to Penrith.[3]

Dimensions: 

  • H: 190cm (74.80in)
  • W: 172cm (67.72in)

Period: 

19th Century

 

The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf
The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf
The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf

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Run by Jorge (George) Perez-Martin and David Gibson, Brownrigg's vision is to offer a constantly evolving and eclectic mix of antiques and decorative pieces which will appeal to its UK and international client base.

Brownrigg was originally set up but Jorge almost 20 years ago in West Sussex. Over the last 15 years David and he have sought to hone Jorge's creative drive to shape and direct the business as a go to destination for interior designers, decorators and private clients alike.

Having moved to the Cotswolds several years ago the Brownrigg shop in Tetbury houses a significant and representative selection of the stock that we hold. The website has additional stock most of which is held in our nearby warehouse facility.

The question is often asked about the areas in which Brownrigg specialises. The answer is that whilst we have countries and periods that we are passionate about, we don't really claim to be specialists in a particular field......... we have learnt over many years that our clients come to us because we have such an interesting mix and one that often encourages and tempts clients to try something different. Nothing is 'off limits' so you may find pieces that are a youthful 30 years old and pieces that are several centuries old but as desirable as they were at the time of their creation.

We usually exhibit three times a year at the well known Battersea Antiques and Decorative Fair in London as well as regular coverage and references in the leading interior design and antiques press and publications.

Run by Jorge Perez-Martin, [email protected] is a thriving centre for antiques and interiors in Tetbury and Nailsworth, Gloustershire, UK - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/about_us/#sthash.vCIEps32.dpuf
Run by Jorge Perez-Martin, [email protected] is a thriving centre for antiques and interiors in Tetbury and Nailsworth, Gloustershire, UK - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/about_us/#sthash.vCIEps32.dpuf
Run by Jorge Perez-Martin, [email protected] is a thriving centre for antiques and interiors in Tetbury and Nailsworth, Gloustershire, UK - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/about_us/#sthash.7hUYbopM.dpuf
The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf

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