English oil portrait Georgian lady - an 1800s equivalent of a selfie?Such an elegant beauty in her refined dress as she poses against the Doric column, a Classic Georgian reference to antiquity
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'In the last decade of her life Caroline found herself sidelined, stout and worn out by gout (she was rolled round the palace in the wheeled chair originally made to carry a ‘Sea Goddess’ in a court masque). People called her the king’s ‘great fat-arsed wife’, and some visitors to court were actually disappointed by the reality of her famously enormous bosom. She consoled herself with her 3,000 books’
An exceptionally fine George II period figured walnut Chest on Chest with canted and reeded corners, the beautifully figured timbers within borders of cross banded and inner herringbone border with a well formed cavetto top.
A good George II period walnut and parcel gilt landscape Mirror, the plates in three sections, the inverted rectangular frame with a well carved gesso border, the uprights carved with fruits and foliage, nice mellow colour, the frame entirely cross banded.