17th century William and Mary olive oyster cushion mirror c.1690 of stately proportions
17th century William and Mary olive oyster cushion mirror c.1690 of stately proportions

17th century William and Mary olive oyster cushion mirror c.1690 of stately proportions

1690 England

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Small mirrors of this type surrounded by a convex frame veneered in oysters of olive (horizontally cut branches of Olea europaea), bordered by cross grain mouldings, were common place in the 1670’s – 1710. However large ‘cushion’ framed mirrors where only found among stately homes and royal palaces such as: Hoperton House, Knole House, Ham House, Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle, where examples can be seen. Mirrors of this type were supplied as a ‘triad’ or ‘ensuite’, compiling of a pair of candle-stands and a mirror above a single drawer table.
The olive oyster mirror of stately proportions (35” X 31”), supplied by Alexander George Antiques is the only example we can find to have a silver gilt quarter round moulding to border of the mercury mirror plate.
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