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Mid 18th Century Mirror

Mid 18th Century Mirror

English

circa 1745 - 1755

Late George II 18th century carved giltwood and gesso wall mirror. The upturned acanthus leaf to the top of the mirror is raised above open fret carving and bridges elongated 'C' scrolls that flank a centre plaque of upright 'C' scrolls and stiff leaf carving. The rectangular frame is surmounted onto a punched hole frame and gilt gesso moulding. The carved open fret apron with stiff leaf carving, 'C' scrolls, and exaggerated 'S' scrolled acanthus leaf decoration. The mirror retains the original mercury plate and almost all of its original gilding and gesso. The mirror is very interesting as it is transitioning from George I mirrors with tightly carved frames and swan neck pediments to the more elaborately carved mid 18th century Chippendale style mirrors. A rare find!

Dimensions

Height 122.009cm (48.03 inches)

Width 58.00cm (22.83 inches)

Depth 3.00cm (1.18 inches)

Stock No: 11294

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