This is a beautiful antique English Regency carved giltwood convex mirror,
C 1820 in date.
The convex mirror is surrounded by an ebonised elegant reeded slip and a giltwood moulded frieze with ball mounts. The carved top pendant features a carved dragon with a pair of serpents on rocks and a shell pendant finial to the bottom.
The quality and craftsmanship of this stunning piece are absolutely superb, and it has it’s original convex mirror plate.
Add a touch of class to a special corner of your home with this fantastic mirror.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops. As antique items, the mirror shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the mirror displays beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 155 x Width 64 x Depth 64
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch
The purpose of gilding is to give the appearance of solid gold, a practice that began over 4,000 years ago in Egypt. Paintings from Egyptian tombs from around 2000 B.C. show workers pounding gold into thin sheets to apply to pieces of furniture and coffins. The Greeks applied gilding to statues in around 400 B.C.E., and gilding techniques have continued to be used in Europe, South America, Spain, Britain and the United States.
During the 18th century, Louis XIV of France flaunted his wealth with gilded furnishings, framed artwork and architectural detailing, marking France as a leader in the decorative arts.
Our reference: 08138
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