Queen Anne period walnut pier mirror

//Queen Anne period walnut pier mirror

Queen Anne period walnut pier mirror

£3,900.00

Queen Anne period walnut pier mirror of good colour and original waxed surfaces.
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.

Description

Queen Anne period walnut pier mirror (1702-1714). Ca 1710.

This antique English early 18th century 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.
Of good rich colour and original waxed surfaces.

H: 133 cm.
W: 51 cm
D: 4 cm.

Ref:
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 ca 1690.

BHA 1088

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