Description & Technical information

An unusual mid 18th century carved giltwood mirror in the manner of William Kent, retaining much of the original gilding and having a replaced 18th century bevelled mirror plate within a ribbon tied flower moulded edge flanked by palm fronds and scroll trusses and topped by inverted shells at each side, with a shaped cresting with broken pediment and Prince of Wales plumes above a cartouche with leaf carved centre and acanthus clasp below; and a shaped apron with scrolling acanthus leaf and central cartouche.

Note: A mirror with similar palm frond carving and plumed cresting is illustrated in ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture’.

Date:  circa 1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 157 x 90 cm (61³/₄ x 35³/₈ inches)
Literature: Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. II, p. 338, fig. 70.
Categories: Furniture