England, c1810



The convex mirror with original gilt, surrounded by a mahogany reeded slip and molded parcel gilt reeded frame,

the outer edge with bundled reeds, surmounted by a pedestal sided by acanthus leaves and supporting an eagle displayed, suspending from its beak on a chain a crystal ball, the base with further acanthus leaves,

each side with brass and gilt gesso girandole candlearms and candlecups

having the original cut glass bobeches and dependent teardrops


Note :

Convex mirrors are known to reflect more light that the comparably sized flat mirrors,

also reflecting the entire room and other sources of light.

Although made from the mid-18th century, they did not gain great popularity until about 1790. 

So favored were they in the early 19th century, that Sheraton’s 1803

Director mentioned under 'Mirrors' only the convex form.


On a personal note, I usually prefer the flat mirror over the convex. 

However, I found this example exceptional and completely irresistible.


Condition : Excellent, with original gilt and glass bobeches; antique replaced plate; the plaster eagle with a repair to each wing joint; one bobeche with minor crack


30” High, 21” Over Bobeches, 11.5” Diameter, the Plate 










Also See :


Queen Anne Carved Gesso and Giltwood Overmantle Mirror with original gilt girandoles, England, c1710


Fine Queen Anne Carved Gesso & Giltwood Overmantle Mirro

With Original Girandoles

England, c1710

Having three shallowly beveled plates, original gilt,

the plates good replacements with appropriate losses and fogging

19.75" High x 48" Wide x 2.5" Deep 



Good George I / II Carved Gesso & Giltwood Girandole Mirror

England, c1730

Rretaining original gilt and mirror plate

46" High x 24" Wide




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Fine Regency Giltwood and Mahogany Diminutive Convex Mirror, c1810, England