Description & Technical information

An early 18th century carved giltwood and gesso mirror, retaining the original gilding having a rectangular bevelled plate within a foliate carved frame, having drapery tails to the sides and surmounted by a cresting with an egg and dart carved broken swan-neck pediment centred by a shell and having a shaped apron with pounced, decorated and foliate shell carving, flanked by later curved glass arms issuing from brass back plates.

Date:  1730
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Carved giltwood, Gesso
Dimensions: 122 x 70.5 x 24 cm (48 x 27³/₄ x 9¹/₂ inches)
Literature: Graham Child, World of Mirrors 1650-1900, 1990, p.79, illus 57; p.80, illus 63; similar models.
Categories: Furniture