A Pretty Regency Period Giltwood Shaped Rectangular Wall Mirror c.1820-30

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Origin: English
Period: Late Regency
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1820-30
Width: 24.5”
Height: 17”
Depth: 1” (all at extremities)

The attractive Regency period giltwood wall mirror of rectangular form with a shaped and leaf scrolled frame, the original mercury glass mirror plate, showing beautiful foxing and patination, the whole surviving from the first quarter of the nineteenth century.

The mirror is in very original, attractive, decorative aged condition. The original plate glass is in tact and has attractive foxing across the whole, evenly spread and has lost some silvering with a vertical line to one flank, though it can still be used as intended. The gilding is original and shows a good patina without having been over-painted or gilded. The reverse shows much of the original newspaper to the flanks but the backboards are lacking. There are some losses to the extremities to the mouldings, please see the photographs for a visual reference. The mirror plate does not quite sit flush with the shaped frame edges so there are some areas where one can see the sides of the frame beneath.

The form of this mirror goes against the norm of the Regency favourite, the convex, whilst this example also has the benefit that it could equally be hung vertically.

A lovely shimmering delight.

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