Origin: English Period: George II Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1730 Height: 24.25” (at finials) Base Width: 15.75” Base Depth: 7.75”
The super quality George II period figured walnut dressing mirror of fine colour having three stepped drawers, the swing mirror with a gilded feather moulded cushion inner slip with shaped top corners, the square tapered supports having brass finials with brass drop handles and the base with a moulded top edge having oak lined dovetail jointed drawers with brass ring drop handles, central escutcheon with original lock and key, the whole sitting on shaped bracket feet with shaped apron and surviving from the second quarter of eighteenth century England.
The condition is wonderfully original, the whole in sound operating condition with an established patination to the brass handles and a superb colour to the high-grade quality matched walnut veneers. The tightening mechanism, being the two handles on each of the pilasters, to the mirror still work. One of the rear bracket feet is missing but it doesn’t affect the piece. The stunning mirror plate is totally original and is cloudy and foxed with a middle section remaining clear. The drawers all slide nicely and the lock and key are present and in working order.
Furniture in this period was designed to match the majestic Neo-Palladian architectures the aristocracy favoured. Curved lines left place to straight forms with intricate and abundant ornaments applied in low-relief. The importation of mahogany was the most important change as it ended the common use of walnut. This mirror was made just at that particular zenith.
In the kind of original untouched condition that is so appealing, and of beautiful quality too.