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Ronald Phillips of London Announces Precious Mirrors Exhibition

Ronald Phillips, one of London’s finest antique dealers, is set to exhibit a large quantity of rare mirrors, once used as looking glasses by some of the world’s most famous faces.

‘Mirrors’ the exhibition will be showing at the Ronald Phillips’ gallery (26 Bruton Street, London W1) from 9 to 29 June 2010, in what is believed will be largest selling exhibition of its kind.

Among the collection of 90 mirrors, which date between 1660 and1820, are pieces which have hung in the family homes of the likes of former British Prime Minster Sir William Gladstone and British film director Guy Ritchie. Prices range between £12,000 and £850,000.

The collection contains some of the most exquisite pieces from the period; starting in the latter half of the 17th Century when successful industrial espionage brought the Venetian’s secret method of making mirrors to London.

The most expensive mirrors exhibited will be a pair of Chippendale ovals, priced at £850,000, whilst one of the most exciting finds on show will be the George II giltwood mirror, which was owned by the family of ex-prime minister Sir William Gladstone for the last 360 years, and found in near perfect condition in a local sale room in Wales. Mirrors also boasts a number of the finest Chinese reverse painted glasses, made especially for the English market, the earliest of which is dated 1760.

‘Mirrors’ will also run concurrently with Masterpiece London, the capital’s newest antiques and luxury focused fair, where a selection of the exhibition will be on show from 24-29 June 2010.