An English Chippendale period carved giltwood mirror, mid-18th century ca 1755.
Flanked, in a delicately shaped frame, by carved fruit, bold C scrolls and foliage: very typical of this period.
This sophisticated antique mirror dates from the height of the eighteenth century rococo fashion in England.
It retains a good deal of its lovely soft water gilding, with a later but old mirror plate. In superb condition throughout.
Ralph Edwards CBE FSA, Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, Hamlyn (Fourth edition 1972) p. 365, illustration 46, for a very similar mirror dated 1755.
Geoffrey Wills ‘English Looking-glasses: A study of the Glass, Frames and Makers (1670-1820)’ Country Life Ltd, London (1965) p. 90, illustration 70. (Messrs Mallett & Son Ltd). Also see p. 95, illustration 83 (Messrs. John Keil Ltd)[sic].
Percy Macquoid ‘A History of English Furniture’, Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd, Vol. I (1904) p. 318 fig. 723.