The early Victorian gilt gesso girandole, having a shaped outline centred by rococo style shells and scrolls, with a cup and bowl geometric design, set with metal sconces, flanked by spears, on a bow front shelf apron base, the whole originally gilded and then slightly later painted with a very well established patination and texture, is presented in attic condition.
The girandole has just about as much character and patination as you could hope for without being too far gone. Structurally she is delicate but her beauty lies within this attribute. The mirror plate is wonderfully foxed but still useable and whilst there are losses to the gesso particularly to the top ornament the whole remains an attractive entity as a whole. The gilt has a slightly later painted finish over the top meaning there are glimpses of gilt throughout making it particularly decorative. There are mounting brackets for wall mounting and some metal brackets to the lower shelf by way of support. She remains useable though still, beautifully untouched.