Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror


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Object Description

A Delightful Regency Period Giltwood Circular Convex 
Mirror Of Good Large Proportions With Superbly 
Carved Eagle Surmount Over Original Plate Enclosed
Within Cavetto Moulded Frame With Applied Balls 
Flanked By Original Candle Arms With Elegant 
Carved Tassels And Carved Foliate Mount
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(The original purpose of convex mirrors, which of course
were made in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, was two 
fold. Firstly they would often make a room look and feel 
bigger, the shape of the glass fooling the human eye into 
believing there was much more space around the room than 
is actually the case and secondly to help illuminate a room 
when candles are placed in front of it. The shape of the glass
would in theory help spread the light from the burning candle 
in as many different directions as possible. This particular 
example is a particularly good one as it appear to have never 
been re-gilded which can often really destroy these pieces
taking away the natural ageing process of the gilding, it
retains what is almost certainly its original mirror plate,
its original candle arms and it is a good bold size, just
a little larger than the norm which sets it apart from 
many others which we have owned and seen previously)

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1525 719300
+44 (0)7801 428701

Dealer Location

PO Box 813
MK45 9AW

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