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Pair of wall mirrors

Maker:
Attributed to William Linnell (ca. 1703–1763)
Maker:
and John Linnell (British, 1737–1796)
Date:
ca. 1760
Culture:
British
Medium:
Carved and gilded wood, mirror glass
Dimensions:
H. 92 x W. 41 in. (233.7 x 104.1 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert M. Hillas, 1961 This work has been deaccessioned from the Museum’s collection because finer examples exist in the Museum’s collection and it is unlikely that this work will be exhibited in the future. In accordance with the Museum’s policy, due to the value of the work (est. $100,000) and the fact that it has been on exhibition in the Museum in the preceding ten years, public notice is being given that the Museum plans to dispose of the work via public auction. If you have comments on the Museum’s plan to dispose of the work, please send them to deaccessioning@metmuseum.org.
Accession Number:
61.189.3, .4
Not on view
William and his son, John Linnell, among the leading cabinetmakers in London, were working in the Rococo style in the 1760s. After William's death in 1763, John continued the firm, making Neoclassical furniture into the 1790s.
Mrs. Robert M. Hillas (until 1961; to MMA)
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