Carved giltwood Regency eagle serpent mirror

//Carved giltwood Regency eagle serpent mirror

Carved giltwood Regency eagle serpent mirror

£2,450.00

Carved giltwood Regency mirror with an eagle and serpents.

H 88 cm (35”)
W 46 cm (18”)
D 18 cm (7”).

Ca 1820.

BHA 1045

Description

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. Gilt wood mirrors with carved serpents are quite rare – this is a desirable feature.
This highly decorative antique English mirror has later re-inforcing 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.

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