Description & Technical information

A fine early 18th century gilt gesso mirror retaining the original shaped and bevelled mirror plate within a moulded and leaf carved frame, having leaf carved shaped lobed corners and a shaped cresting carved with acanthus leaf and scrolls centered by an acanthus plume. The shaped and leaf carved apron with two brass candle arms and sockets.
Note: The mirror retains virtually all the original gilding and its original shaped and bevelled mirror plate. The brass candle arms and sockets are of later date.

Date:  1720
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Gilt Gesso
Dimensions: 110.5 x 69 cm (43¹/₂ x 27¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Ronald Phillips Ltd. London, England.
Private collection, London, England.

Literature: Ronald Phillips, Mirrors, London 2010, pp. 70/71, item 16.

Categories: Furniture