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Mirror

Mirror

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wooden frame, decoration carved and in gilt gesso. Glass of later date.

  • Museum number:

    W.29-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

On loan to Grosvenor Hall Museum, Cleveland.

Physical description

Mirror in a frame of wood, carved and decorated with gilt gesso. The broken pediment is carved with foliage and supports a shell. The corners are mitred and at the top there are carved rosettes and at the bottom scrolls and acanthus. The outer moulding is of egg and dart and the plate is framed in bead and reel. The enrichment of the apron resembles that of the pediment and is carried out on a punched ground. The glass is of later date and the candle branches are missing.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1730 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wooden frame, decoration carved and in gilt gesso. Glass of later date.

Dimensions

Height: 118 cm From grey file, Width: 66 cm From grey file

Object history note

On loan to Grosvenor Museum.

Descriptive line

Mirror, carved and decorated with gilt gesso, English, c. 1730

Materials

Wood; Gesso; Mirror glass

Techniques

Carved; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Shells; Foliage

Categories

Mirrors

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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