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A fine quality early 19th century carved giltwood convex mirror of enormous proportions, attributed to Thomas Fentham and retaining the original convex mirror plate within an ebonised reeded slip and fine water leaf moulded edge followed by a concave moulding applied with giltwood balls and ribbon tied moulded edge, having a finely carved pendent acanthus leaf apron and acanthus leaf cresting topped by an ebonised spread winged eagle, with a chain with giltwood ball and tassels in its beak, on a gadrooned ball decorated platform, each side issuing twin candle arms with ebonised heads and later cut glass nozzles with Vandyke drip pans.

Note: An almost identical mirror formerly with Hotspur Ltd., still retains Fentham's trade label to the reverse and is illustrated in ‘A Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840.’

Literature: Geoffrey Beard & Christopher Gilbert, ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840’, 1986, p. 296.
Christopher Gilbert, ‘Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840’, 1996, p.204, fig. 344.


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  • Provenance

    High House, King's Lynn, Norfolk.


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