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Unusual Nelson Commemorative Mirror c.1815 (1 of 6)
Wick Antiques Ltd
Flag of United KingdomHampshire, UK
Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art, as well as taking the occasional auction. Together they make a formidable team with extensive knowledge and buy and sell some of the best items on the market.
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Unusual Nelson Commemorative Mirror c.1815

REF: LA472009
£28,500
€33,292
$35,849
Certified DealerApproved listing354 sales by dealer
Certified DealerApproved listing354 sales by dealer
Description
This pier glass is of narrow rectangular form comprising three panels within acanthus capped gilt wood columns. The upper panel with a reverse-glass painting of a naval battle, probably the Battle of the Nile. The lower panel showing a representation of Admiral Viscount Nelson’s coat of arms with the motto Palman Qui Meruit Ferat flanked by scrolling gilt acanthus leaves. English, circa 1815 This mirror is an example of a Nelson commemorative object manufactured by a furniture maker to fulfil public demand. Other enterprising manufacturers made wine coolers (p.71), cameos, portrait medallions (p.66), jewellery (p.67) or curtain pulls decorated in enamels with Nelson’s portrait, designed furniture with brass plates and handles celebrating the Admiral’s victories or used timber recovered from Nelson’s warships and prizes to create souvenirs (p.92).
measurements
Height:
70.5 in
Width:
28 in
declaration
Wick Antiques Ltd has clarified that the Unusual Nelson Commemorative Mirror c.1815 (LA472009) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1815
location
This Unusual Nelson Commemorative Mirror c.1815 is located in Hampshire, United Kingdom

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