A mid 18th century Chippendale period oval giltwood mirror retaining the original gilding, having an 18th century replaced mirror plate within a foliate slip frame and shaped cartouche border plate with an arched top centred by a plumed cresting and carved and scrolled foliate and floral carved sides with a blind pierced pendant cartouche apron.
Note: The design of this mirror very closely resembles a drawing in Thomas Chippendale's first edition of ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet maker’s Director.’
Literature: Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet Makers Director, London 1754. Pl. CXLVI.
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