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A giltwood overmantel mirror bearing the label of John Hay, Aberdeen

Original gesso and preparation; water-gilding refreshed; original bevelled glass.

In many ways a typical William IV overmantel but untypical in having its maker's label.
John Hay was a carver, gilder, looking-glass and picture frame maker. This label states he is in St Nicholas Street in Aberdeen though he later moved to Union Street. The National Portrait Gallery website has a substantial entry on him under picture frame makers. He was also a retailer of optical and mathematical instruments.

It is very rare to be able to firmly attribute a mirror frame as Scottish.

External Dimensions

H: 122.00 cm/ 48 "
W: 176.00 cm/ 69 1/4 "

Circa: 1830

Origin
Scotland

Price: £7200.00

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