Description & Technical information

An early 18th century gesso pier glass, retaining the original bevelled double plates and original gilding in superb condition, within a conforming shaped shell and flower carved moulded frame, and having a shaped open leaf carved and gadrooned pediment with a pierced plume centre.

Note: The contrasting areas of matt and burnished highlights add to the lustre of the mirror.

Date:  1725
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Carved giltwood
Dimensions: 187.5 x 79 cm (73⁷/₈ x 31¹/₈ inches)
Literature: Geoffrey Wills, ‘English Looking Glasses’, London 1965, p.76 illus 26; a mirror with similar pediment.
Categories: Furniture