Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror (England, circa 1820)

£5,500.00
Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror

Large Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror (England, circa 1820)

£5,500.00

A Delightful Regency Period Giltwood Circular Convex
Mirror Of Good Large Proportions With Superbly
Carved Eagle Surmount Over Original Plate Enclosed
Within Cavetto Moulded Frame With Applied Balls
Flanked By Original Candle Arms With Elegant
Carved Tassels And Carved Foliate Mount
To Bottom

(The original purpose of convex mirrors, which of course
were made in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, was two
fold. Firstly they would often make a room look and feel
bigger, the shape of the glass fooling the human eye into
believing there was much more space around the room than
is actually the case and secondly to help illuminate a room
when candles are placed in front of it. The shape of the glass
would in theory help spread the light from the burning candle
in as many different directions as possible. This particular
example is a particularly good one as it appear to have never
been re-gilded which can often really destroy these pieces
taking away the natural ageing process of the gilding, it
retains what is almost certainly its original mirror plate,
its original candle arms and it is a good bold size, just
a little larger than the norm which sets it apart from
many others which we have owned and seen previously)

Stock Code8576
Height 44 inch (111.76 cm)
Width 34 inch (86.36 cm)
Depth 8 inch (20.32 cm)
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