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The elegance of works crafted in the Georgian era is demonstrated beautifully in the ornate symmetry of this mirror, broken only by the bird in the cresting. This piece belongs to the bold Neo-Palladian style, most closely associated in England with the works of William Kent, architect and artist, who favoured heavy, architectural, sculpture-like features, found in the architecture of Andrea Palladio (1508-1580).
The mirror is made from applied walnut veneers, articulated by carved gilt gesso ornament. At this time walnut was the timber of choice in fine cabinet making, owing to its rich colour and figuring. This mirror beautifully marries Kentian classicism with domestic functionalism and would have formed part of a uniquely classical scheme.
|Height||54.50 inch||(138.43 cm)|
|Width||26.00 inch||(66.04 cm)|