This giltwood mirror is a spectacular example of Italian Baroque style design. The mirror displays many of the characteristics of the Baroque, including grandeur, richness, drama, vitality and movement.
The item features a rectangular, arched mirror panel with a bevelled edge. This is set within a giltwood frame, the inner border of which is carved with husk trails. The outer edge of the frame is decorated with elaborate sculptural carvings of stylised scrolled acanthus leaves and flowers. The frame’s crest rail is ornately carved with a pierced arch, topped by a pair of spiral scrolls and a flourish of large curled acanthus leaves.