Rare Early Georgian 18th Century Walnut and Gilt Pier Mirror (England, circa 1720)

£14,500.00
Rare Early Georgian 18th Century Walnut and Gilt Pier Mirror

Rare Early Georgian 18th Century Walnut and Gilt Pier Mirror (England, circa 1720)

£14,500.00
A very rare early 18th century George I period walnut and giltwood
pier mirror having eagle heads and scrolls to top and strapwork
decoration above split bevelled mirror plates (top original, bottom replaced)
bordered by attractive walnut frame

(This early 18th century mirror is rare for a number of reasons. Firstly it is most
unusual to find a mixture or walnut veneer and gilded decoration on a large
mirror like this in the early 18th century. It is also quite rare to find any original
glass in mirrors from this period and as explained this has an original top plate.
The reason for a split plate is because in the early 18th century they simply hadn't
developed the ability to make mirror plates large enough to fill mirrors of this
size in one, hence the split design. The frame is beautifully decorated, with strap work
decoration and the carved eagles heads at the top. Pier mirrors were generally designed
in this tall and narrow form to fill the brick piers between the windows of grand houses,
however nowadays of course there is a wide variety of different positions they can be
used in to offer a different perspective in any room.)
Stock Code7743
Height 64.50 inch (163.83 cm)
Width 26.50 inch (67.31 cm)
Depth 1.00 inch (2.54 cm)
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