Description & Technical information

A mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood mirror. The replaced 18th century rectangular mirror plates, divided by a finely carved and pierced strap with open lozenges and acanthus leaf underlaid with cobalt blue glass. The frame with column sides entwined with swags of leaf work and flowers, having delicate C-scrolls and acanthus leaf above, crested by a carved basket filled with flowers. The base with C-scrolls and acanthus leaf corners centred by an open cartouche with acanthus leaf.

Note: The design of this mirror is unusually fine and the carving very delicate. The use of cobalt blue glass underlay is a very rare feature.

Date:  1760
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Carved giltwood
Dimensions: 191 x 102.5 cm (75¹/₄ x 40³/₈ inches)
Categories: Furniture