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  • 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:


  • 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)


1675-1685 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

wood decorated with marquetry


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


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






Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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