Period of THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
The large Chinese Chippendale Rococo upright rectangular mirror has wonderful quality carving with intricate detail throughout. The frame is centred by a crest above finely carved 'C' scrolls and a carved bushy tailed squirrel. The squirrel and swan have been later replaced as has the plate. The shoulders have large carved acanthus leaf decorated 'C' scrolls and pierced relief carved mouldings above decorated columns. The sides are flanked with architectural elements of design hung with intertwined floral acanthus leaves, central carved rosettes and a pagoda shaped platform above carved leaf scrolls. The conjoined and inverted 'C' scrolls to the apron has a centred ornamental rocky waterfall and a carved exotic bird and is flanked with similar pierced scroll work to the top.
Height 158.00cm (62.2 inches)
Width 82.00cm (32.28 inches)
Depth 6.00cm (2.36 inches)
Stock No: F708
Excellent. The frame has had minor restoration replacing a few small pieces, the gilding has been refreshed and the plate is replaced.
'English Looking Glasses - A study of the Glass', Frames and Makers (1670-1820) by Geoffrey Willis (published 1965) p. 90. 'Queen Anne & Georgian - Looking Glasses', old English and Early American by F. Lewis Hinckley (published 1990) p.181, plate 218