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19th Century Mirror with Original Drawing

19th Century Mirror with Original Drawing


circa 1879 - 1880

A late 19th century period carved giltwood landscape mirror in the 18th century Chippendale taste.

A rare wall mirror with a floral motif surmounting the outer frame. The gilt is burnished from the time of manufacture and is untouched. The pierced outer frame is carved with large ‘C’ scrolls to the shoulders above trailing foliage to the sides above inverted scrolls to the lower corners and matching acanthus leaf decorated cartouches to the top and bottom of the frame.

The landscape wall frame surrounds the original mercury plate glass mirror and is quite remarkable to have come with the original sketch and postal envelope.

The image above shows the original sketch and recipient of the mirror, Miss Gertrude Jackson, Keresley Grange, Coventry 1879-1880.
(A stamped addressed envelope dated 1879)

We think this must be the house our mirror was made for:
now a primary school.
Sadly, we can find no trace of Gertrude Jackson. The house was built for the Rotherham family though there was a marriage between a member of the family and a Jackson in Monmouthshire in 1891. Perhaps Mss Jackson was the family secretary and entrusted with writing off for the design. A mystery!

Carver and Gilders T.G. Litchfield, No.3 Bruton Street, Bond Street, London.
The hyperlink below shows a pair of mirrors made by T.G. Litchfield of Bruton Street, Mayfair, London.


Excellent original condition


Height 100.00cm (39.37 inches)

Width 120.00cm (47.24 inches)

Depth 5.00cm (1.97 inches)

Stock No: 11490


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