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Mirror

Mirror

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1730-1740 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and gilt wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. F.D. Lycett Green

  • Museum number:

    W.39-1947

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wall Mirror

Wood frame carved in relief and gilt. Pediment top enclosing a scallop shell flanked by fronts, above a fronded frieze centre on a male mask. Uprights scrolled towards the base and edged with husk-and-flower chains. Base decorated with festoons of leaves centered on a ribbon bow.

Alterations
This mirror has been shortened; there is a saw cut on each side of the frame near the bottom and there is no bevel on the bottom of the mirror plate. The frame has been re-gilt and the "pebble-dash" treatment of the uprights is not original. The mark in the centre of the top of the frame appears to be a later restoration.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1730-1740 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and gilt wood

Descriptive line

Mirror, gilded wood, English, 1730-40

Materials

Wood; Gilt

Techniques

Carving; Gilding

Categories

Mirrors

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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