Description & Technical information

A mid 18th century Chippendale period oval giltwood mirror retaining the original gilding, having an 18th century replaced mirror plate within a foliate slip frame and shaped cartouche border plate with an arched top centred by a plumed cresting and carved and scrolled foliate and floral carved sides with a blind pierced pendant cartouche apron.

Note: The design of this mirror very closely resembles a drawing in Thomas Chippendale's first edition of ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet maker’s Director.’

Date:  1755
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 155 x 83 cm (61 x 32⁵/₈ inches)
Literature: Thomas Chippendale, ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Makers Director’, London 1754. Pl. CXLVI.
Categories: Furniture