Price range: £10,000-£50,000     REF No. 4448701

A GEORGE I GESSO MIRROR

An early 18th century gesso mirror, retaining most of the original gilding and having a shaped bevelled resilvered mirror plate, within a moulded frame carved with fine strapwork and flower decoration, having acanthus carved lobed sides with scroll ends and shaped apron with central shell and acanthus carving on a pounced ground, and a shaped cresting with plumed centre and lambrequin below flanked by two eagle heads.

English, circa 1720

Height: 44 in; 112 cm
Width: 24 ¼ in; 61.5 cm


Literature:
Geoffrey Wills, ‘English Looking Glasses’, London, 1965, pp.79-81.
Graham Child, ‘World Mirrors 1650-1900’, London, 1990, pp.78-81.