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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mahogany veneered on pine, carved and partly gilded.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mirror, English 18th century.
Carved and partly gilded; mahogany.
The mirror has a bevelled edge.
The mahogany frame is veneered on pine.
The inner moulding of gilt gesso is surrounded by a narrow band edged with a bolection moulding.
Outside this, on the top and bottom of the frame, are flat projections being incised witha gilded design of a budding branch; while within a pierced circle in the upper part is a gilt bird on an oak-branch in relief.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1730-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Mahogany veneered on pine, carved and partly gilded.


Height: 97.8 cm From grey file, Width: 53.3 cm From grey file, Depth: 2.54 cm From grey file

Object history note

Bought from W Stringer, 54 Palace St., Canterbury, for £3.

Previously on loan to Abbot Hall, Kendal.

Descriptive line

Mirror, carved mahogany, partly gilded, English, 1730-50


Mahogany; Pine; Gesso


Carved; Veneered; Gilded


Furniture; Interiors; Mirrors


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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