A Queen Anne period walnut pier mirror (1702-1714).
Early 18th century, circa 1710.
Of good rich colour and original waxed surfaces.
This antique English mirror survives with its two apparently original, divided rectangular plates with shallow, wide and hand-polished bevels.
Surmounted with a shaped cresting centred by a marquetry panel. The walnut frame inlaid overall with chequered herringbone lines.
H 133 cm.
W 51 cm
D 4 cm.
Geoffrey Wills, ‘English Looking-glasses, A Study of the Glass, Frames and Makers (1670-1820)’ Country Life Ltd, London (1965) illustr. 29, p. 77,
Nb. Mirrors, or looking-glasses, often had divided plates due to the fact that floating mirror glass with a large surface area was a difficult and costly business during this early period.
The marquetry in the cresting could be an indication of a slightly earlier date of circa 1690.