Mirror on Stand
Designer: William Burges, 1827-1881
The stand of ebonised wood inset with colored marbles and pietra dura, the drawer handle of silver in the form of a pendant with a pierced and fretted design, forming the monogram JAY (for J. A. Yatman) and hallmarked for London and with the maker's mark E.E.
29 1/4 inches, width 22 1/4 inches, depth 10 inches
Provenance: The Rev. J. A. Yatman, Winscombe Hall, Weston-super-Mare, and thence by descent.
The mirror formed part of Burges' wedding present to the Rev. J. A. Yatman pn the occasion of his wedding to Anna Turner in 1858. The Yatman family were considerable patrons of Burges'; The Rev. J. A. Yatman brother, Herbert George, was his principal client for painted furniture.
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Crook, J. Mordaunt. William Burges and the High Victorian Dream. London.
Spring '84. Exhibition catalogue. London: The Fine Art Society, 1984. No. 87.
Last modified 20 November 2006