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Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror (1 of 2)
Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror (2 of 2)
Wick Antiques Ltd
Flag of United KingdomHampshire, UK
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Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror

REF: LA202223
Certified DealerApproved listing319 sales by dealer
Certified DealerApproved listing319 sales by dealer
A fine Regency giltwood convex mirror of large proportions. The circular glass of this giltwood mirror is framed by a ball and bound-reed border and surmounted by an eagle with outswept wings. The eagle is depicted holding two balls on chains in its beak while perching on a pedestal centred on a lion’s mask between two upswept branches of leaves which correspond to similar branches at the base of the mirror. Original plate. Provenance: Footnote:- See Margaret Jourdain, Regency Furniture, 1795-1830, London 1965, fig. 226, p.94 for a very similar mirror and the following description “convex mirrors which ‘strengthen the colour and take off the coarseness of objects by contracting them’, were, by 1803, ‘universally in fashion’ and remained so until about 1830”. Literature: The concept of convex mirrors was revolutionary at the the time, ether was no electricity and mirrors were used not only for looking into but also for throwing light into a room. Often they had candle arms to each side and when lit they would reflect more light, bit with the invention of the convex glass even more light was able to be thrown into a room.
58.5 IN
35 IN
Wick Antiques Ltd has clarified that the Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror (LA202223) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1815
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