M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
FINE QUEEN ANNE CARVED GESSO & GILTWOOD OVERMANTLE MIRROR
Of horizontal form in the original gilt gesso and encasing three shallowly beveled plates,
the narrow frame with burnished gilt scrolling foliate decoration within arches, all on a 'coined' or 'pounced' ground,
sided by scrolling acanthus foliage ends housing original revolving girandoles and engraved brass mounts,
the girandoles fire-gilt
Condition : Excellent; original gilt and girandoles;
the backboard apparently original;
the plates very good replacements with expected areas of flaking, losses and fogging
The tripartite plates of this period reflect the importance and great expense of glass.
The heat from candle flames on the revolving girandoles could crack the glass if they got too close,
thereby breaking the very thin plate. The small end plates could then be replaced at a far lesser cost.
Additionally, while glass technology had recently advanced to enable the larger plates,
glass was taxed on weight, that tax often being quite excessive.
19.75" High x 51" Wide x 2.5" Deep
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or below for instock mirrors :
Good George I / II Carved Gesso & Giltwood Girandole Mirror
retaining original gilt and mirror plate
Fine Regency Giltwood and Mahogany Diminutive Convex Girandole Mirror
Retaining original gilt, girangoles, crystals, and eagle; antique glass
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M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581
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TN 38117 / USA /
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