Description & Technical information

A most unusual and rare mid 18th century carved giltwood oval mirror in the manner of William Kent. The replacement 18th century mirror plate having carved rope twist border and sanded surround with acanthus leaf moulding, centred by the head of Diana with cross-winged eagles either side and stylised shells on the sides with acanthus leaf scrolls, having further shell motif below, with ribboned palm leaf branches beneath.

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Carved giltwood
Dimensions: 128.5 x 86.5 cm (50⁵/₈ x 34 inches)
Literature: Graham Child, World Mirrors 1650-1900, London, 1990. p.87, fig.81.
Geoffrey Wills, English Looking Glasses, London, 1965, p.85, illus.56.
Partridge Fine Art, Furniture Silver and Works of Art, 2004, pp.32-3.

Categories: Furniture