Antique Giltwood Overmantel Rococo Mirror 18th C

S/N:A1951

  • £7,250.00
  • €8,464 Euro
  • $9,916 US Dollar

United Kingdom

DC Member since 2021
Contact dealer Delivery quote Similar item? Stock request

  • Description
  • Location
  • About dealer

Antique Giltwood Overmantel Rococo Mirror 18th C

REGENT ANTIQUES
This is a spectacular antique French Rococo giltwood overmantle mirror, circa 1780 in date.

The shaped symmetrical frame with central mirror plate that is framed with marginal side plates. It is a profusely carved giltwood frame decorated with C scrolls, foliated and floral ornamentation and features a beautiful floral, foliate and rocaille cresting with out-set corners.

Provenance:
The Collection of Countess Veronica Munster

This beautiful mirror comes with an excellent provinace.

Condition:
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 149 x Width 95 x Depth 5

Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot, 11 inches x Width 3 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 inches

Countess Veronica Munster (1932-2019)
Countess Veronica Munster was born Veronica Naylor-Leyland in 1932, only daughter of Sir Albert Edward Herbert Naylor-Leyland, and Marguerite de Belabre. She grew up in their family home, Nantclwyd Hall in Wales, as well as Hyde Park House in Albert Gate, Knightsbridge.

When Veronica married Count Peter Munster in 1955, they moved to Germany and spent their married years restoring his ancestral home, Schloss Derneburg, near Hanover. Schloss Derneburg has a 1000-year history with a rich tapestry of uses and occupants. In 1815 the secularized monastery and its estate was given by King George III to Ernst Friedrich Herbert Graf zu Münster for his contributions at the Congress of Vienna, thus establishing it as the Munster family seat. Ernst Friedrich, as well as his son, Georg Herbert commissioned the renowned Hanoverian architect Georg Laves to redesign the aged monastery into a stately home, as well as landscaping the grounds in the style of a grand English country house. Veronica, Peter and their children lived in Derneburg in apartments decorated in English style, furnished with the collections amassed by their ancestors. In 1975 Schloss Derneburg was sold and Countess Munster moved to London where she resided until her death in 2019. Many of the items in the sale came with her from Derneburg. Schloss Derneburg is now an art museum owned by the Hall Art Foundation.

Our reference: A1951

Dimensions: 

  • H: 149cm (58.66in)
  • W: 95cm (37.40in)
  • D: 5cm (1.97in)

Period: 

circa 1780

Contact Us

Email

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8809 9605

Mobile:

REGENT ANTIQUES

Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BX
United Kingdom

WWW.REGENTANTIQUES.COM

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TwitterPinterest

We are one of the UK's premier furniture dealers and have been trading in London for three decades.

We specialise in English and Continental furniture, silver, porcelain and decorative items, both antique and contemporary.

Opening hours:

Our London showrooms are open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. We are open Saturdays by appointment.

We use cookies to help make this website better. Find out more about cookies.