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Mirror

Mirror

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1675-1685 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wood decorated with marquetry

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Eric M Browett

  • Museum number:

    W.59-1937

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wall Mirror. Pinewood frame with veneer of rosewood and oyster-cut walnut and ebony and marquetry of green coloured ivory,sycamore and other woods. Rectangular, broad convex frame with plain bevelled edge of rosewood—veneer. The frame is decorated, against an oyster-cut walnut ground, with lobed L—shaped corner panels showing formal leafy scrollwork with carnation, tulips and other flowers in light brown, dark reddish brown and green against a black ebonized wood ground, and with two pairs of panels showing, against a similar ground, birds perched on flowering plants. A line of black beading separates the convex frame from its bevelled edge.

The lunette shaped cresting is missing. Veneer and marquetry superficially and frequently cracked. At the back are a pair of modern metal handles with supporting cord between them.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1675-1685 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

wood decorated with marquetry

Dimensions

Height: 120 cm, Width: 96.5 cm, Depth: 8.5 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr Eric M Browett, 29, George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Historical context note

For a similar type of mirror with rather different floral panels, see The Dictionary of English Furniture, Vol.II, p,311, Fig.12.

Descriptive line

Mirror, pine wood veneered with marquetry, English, c. 1675

Materials

Rosewood; Walnut; Ebony; Ivory; Sycamore; Mirror glass

Techniques

Marquetry

Categories

Mirrors

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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