A Fine Early 19th Century Convex Mirror

A Fine Early 19th Century Convex Mirror

c. 1815 England

Offered by Timothy Langston

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A fine Regency Period convex mirror, surmounted with a hippocampus and two stylised dolphins above a concave moulded giltwood frame, set with gilt balls, ebonised quatrefoils and a slip, the lower section with stylised acanthus leaves and two scrolling candle arms with cut glass socles and drops.

While convex mirrors were produced in large numbers during the early nineteenth century, this example is exceptional and unusually incorporates a hippocampus - a mythological creature from Phoenician and Greek mythology. Also present are two stylised dolphins which continue the theme of sea monsters. The carving is exceptional and the mirror plate is the original.

Dimensions
Height 45.00 inch (114.30 cm)
Width 28.00 inch (71.12 cm)
Depth 9.00 inch (22.86 cm)
Stock Code
0431
Medium
Giltwood
Timothy Langston

Timothy Langston
20A Pimlico Road
London
SW1W 8LJ
UK

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