A carved giltwood mirror of classic Regency design. Surmounted by a displaying eagle set upon rock work.
The frame surrounded with a geometric-design border with intertwining serpents and oak leaves to the base.
Nb. giltwood mirrors with carved serpents are quite rare – this is a desirable feature.
This highly decorative antique English mirror has later re-enforcing to the back, probably added in the 19th century.
Re-gilded over time. Possibly originally with a convex mirror plate.
For a mirror with conjoined serpents see Geoffrey Wills ‘English Looking-glasses: A study of the Glass, Frames and Makers (1670-1820)’ Country Life Ltd, London (1965) p. 128, plate 162.
H 88 cm (35”)
W 46 cm (18”)
D 18 cm (7”).