A highly important and extremely fine quality Irish mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood rectangular two plate mirror.  The cresting centred by a pagoda with a gothic trellis motif within and a diving phoenix bird flanked by spires, stepped motifs and floral pendants. The 18th century replaced mirror plates divided by a floral fillet and straight moulded column sides, flanked by columns supporting heavily carved bunches of grapes above elaborate acanthus C-scrolls, and the pierced cartouche centred by two sheep of later date.  
 Note: This remarkable mirror is preserved in outstanding condition, and retains most of the original gilding.

Literature: Illustrated:
‘The Antique Collector Magazine’, August, 1951.
‘Ronald Phillips Ltd’, 2010 catalogue, p16. item 5.

Exhibitions: ‘The International Fine Art and Antiques Dealers show’, New York, 2009.


  • Provenance

    G. Oliver and Sons, Guildford, 1951.


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