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Pier glass

Pier glass

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1740-1760 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved and gilded wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Arthur du Cane

  • Museum number:

    W.34-1939

  • Gallery location:

    On display at National Trust, Mompesson House, Salisbury

Physical description

Carved mahogany frame with two mirror-plates, the upper larger than the lower. The border, which is plain except at the shaped corners were it is decorated with rosettes in relief, has a beading along the inside edge ahnd a moulding carved with foliage at the outside. Frieze carved with a symmetrical design of acanthus foliage in relief. Broken pediment carved on the inside with an egg and tongue moulding. In the embrasure a pedestal with a blank shield surrounded by foliated scrolls mounted upon it.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1740-1760 (made)

Materials and Techniques

carved and gilded wood

Dimensions

Height: 218 cm, Depth: 12.7 cm, Width: 76.2 cm

Object history note

Current on loan to the National Trust, Mompesson House.

Descriptive line

Mirror, walnut, gilt wood, English, 1740-60,

Materials

Mahogany

Techniques

Gilding

Categories

Mirrors

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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