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Mirror

Mirror

  • Date:

    1745-1750 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    veneered wood, carved and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Rev. G.B.E. Riddell

  • Museum number:

    W.5-1942

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mirror in frame veneered with mahogany with carved and gilt enrichments in pine wood. At the top is a basket of flowers resting on a plinth in a broken pediment enriched with foliage and scrolled acanthus whorls. The frame which is of scrolled outline at the base is surrounded by a gilt moulding and flanked by pendants of flowers, leaves and fruit. The inner border framing a sheet of modern looking-glass is of elaborately scrolled outline and the glass is bevelled at the edges to correspond. Below the pediment is a design composed on two conventional floral sprats sunk in the surface and gilt.

Date

1745-1750 (made)

Materials and Techniques

veneered wood, carved and gilt

Descriptive line

Mirror, mahogany, gilding, English, 1745-50

Materials

Mahogany; Pine; Mirror glass

Categories

Mirrors

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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