An extremely rare mid 18th century Chippendale period mahogany oval mirror, having an 18th century replaced plate within cross veneered and parcel gilt frame with foliate gilt side appliqués having ornately shaped top and apron with parcel gilding and gilt ho-ho bird cresting flanked by foliate gilt C-scroll carving.
Note: A very similar oval mirror is exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and illustrated in F. Lewis Hinckley’s book ‘Queen Anne and Georgian Looking Glasses’.
Literature: F. Lewis Hinckley, Queen Anne and Georgian Looking Glasses, New York, 1987, p. 161, illus. 184.
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