The girandole is preserved in exceptional condition and retains the original bevelled mirror plate and the original pierced brass candle socket. The candle arm is of later date. Only a small number of japanned girandoles are known to exist. Blue japanned girandoles are rarer still.
Literature: Wallace Nutting, ‘Furniture Treasury, Mostly of American Origin’, vol. II, 1948, illus. 2789. F. Lewis Hinckley, ‘Queen Anne and Georgian Looking Glasses, Old English and Early American’, 1987, p. 39, pl. 13.
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