Gilded Wood Girandole Mirror

 
Gilded Wood Girandole Mirror
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Description

Gilded Wood Convex or Girandole Mirror English or American, Circa 1790-1800.  Continuous round molding and contrasting dark rib surrounding the glass.  Ornaments of carved wood and gesso on the upper and lower crests, topped by an eagle holding a chain with gilded ball, said to represent chain shot used in naval battles to de-mast enemy ships.  This mirror retains much of its original gold leaf.  The giltwood details are particularly fine, and the eagle unusually well executed.  Minor imperfections to the glass.  Size:  38" high x 24" wide.

Girandole mirrors evolved from the Renaissance period and mid-18th C. French prototypes.  In England, this style of mirror can be noted in Ince and Mayhew's
Universal System (1759-1762).

Price: $8,500.00