We are pleased to present this quite elegant
c1755 George II Carved Oval Giltwood Mirror,
with early and possibly original mirror plate :
The sought-after oval mirror of asymmetric rococo design appears
in most "pattern books" of the mid-18th century.
Thus, attributing an exact maker is difficult, if even possible.
However, the craftsman's skills on this example are evident both in
the grace and balance of open C-scroll design,
as well as the quality of rococo carving.
Many mid-18th rococo mirrors were quite massive and intricately ornate.
They demanded large spaces, and can be somewhat overwhelming in 20/21st century homes.
This is a mirror of smaller scale, generally intended for hanging between windows.
It also displays an elegant restraint in ornamentation.
And I find both its size and subtlety extremely appealing.
These qualities also blend readily into today’s great variety of settings -
from classical taste - to "complementing" the contemporary design.
Overall : 48.75" High x 22" Wide / Mirror Plate : 20.75" High x 14.25" Wide.
Provenance : With Ronald Phillips Ltd., London
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