Description & Technical information

A fine early 18th century gilt gesso rectangular mirror, the replaced shaped and bevelled plate contained within a carved and gilt gesso frame, the shaped and scrolled cresting centred by a plumed female mask, the shaped apron centred by a shell with later glass candle arms.

Date:  1730
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Gilt Gesso
Dimensions: 109.5 x 61 cm (43¹/₈ x 24 inches)
Literature: Geoffrey Wills, ‘English Looking Glasses’, London, 1965, p.81, ill.42.
Graham Child, ‘World Mirrors 1590-1900’, London, 1990, p.29, ill.57.
Herbert F. Schiffer, ‘The Mirror Book’, Exton, Pennsylvania, 1983, p.67, ill.134; a very similar model.
Categories: Furniture