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Mirror

Mirror

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1680-1700 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch.

  • Museum number:

    W.26:1-1918

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mirror, composed on a single portrait mirror plate with soft hand cut bevel on all sides. The main plate is surrounded by a narrow divider of scalloped glass and framed by 8 smaller bevelled mirror plates with decorative shaped glass overlays. The whole is bordered by narrow scalloped slips and surmounted by a shaped cresting which, when complete, was most likely made up of 3 plates with narrow bevels on all edges.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

1680-1700 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 163 cm, Width: 122.3 cm, Depth: 8 cm

Object history note

Given by His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch.
'Mirror, with glass border, framed on three sides: with ornament for top. (With loose pieces of mirror)''. 'Side mirror cracked: no glass on top ornament'. [A separate receipt 29/8/1918 records 'Loose pieces of Mirror']

Letter to the Duke from Cecil Harcourt Smith, 10/7/1918 makes it clear that the items (W.26 to 34-1918, described as coming 'from Boughton' were in a somewhat deteriorated state: '...I have very little doubt that our skilled repairers will be able to treat them in such a way that they will be extremely valuable to our students here..I expect the necessary work for the furniture will occupy a considerable time...'

Descriptive line

Mirror, from Boughton House, English, 1600-1700

Materials

Mirror glass; Wood

Techniques

Technique

Categories

Mirrors

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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