A fine English George III period carved and gilt gesso mirror.
This exceptional Georgian giltwood mirror is surmounted by a displaying eagle above a Chinese pagoda. The pierced frame is surrounded by vigorously-carved summer flowers, foliage and contrasted ‘C’ scrolls in the typical Chippendale taste of the eighteenth century. Antique mirror plate a little later. In superb condition throughout.
Ralph Edwards CBE FSA, Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, Hamlyn (Fourth edition 1972) p. 365, illus. 46.
M. Harris & Sons, Introductory Catalogue of Antique Furniture and Works of Art, London, 1926, p. 73.
Vis: a similar Chippendale mirror hanging in the dining room at Kedleston Hall, Derby, designed by Robert Adam circa 1761.