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An early 18th century carved giltwood and gesso mirror, retaining the original gilding having a rectangular bevelled plate within a foliate carved frame, having drapery tails to the sides and surmounted by a cresting with an egg and dart carved broken swan-neck pediment centred by a shell and having a shaped apron with pounced, decorated and foliate shell carving, flanked by later curved glass arms issuing from brass back plates.

Literature: Graham Child, ‘World of Mirrors 1650-1900’, 1990, p.79, illus 57; p.80, illus 63; similar models.


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