Object Description

The very attractive George III period gilded gesso framed wall mirror of rectangular form, the original mercury glass being naturally and heavily distressed, within a gilded gesso frame with gadrooned beaded surround, the whole surviving from Georgian period England.

Object History


Object Literature

A more evocative mirror of the glory of the Georgian age would be hard to find; perhaps less of a mirror and more a study of old monied decay.

Object Condition

The mirror is in very original, attractive, decorative aged condition. It is delicate, though the plate glass is in tact, and has a large amount of attractive foxing across the whole. The gesso frame has chipped losses as pictured, with around 15% of the beading lacking, The reverse is absent of its backing boards – which does mean one can see through to the wall in the areas of mirror plate loss – we are able to have some period back boards put on at cost, so if this is of interest do let us know. Please refer to the photographs for a full visual reference.

Object Classification

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL