A George I gesso work looking-glass
A George I gesso work looking-glass
A George I gesso work looking-glass

A George I gesso work looking-glass

c. 1715 England

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Retaining original gesso and mostly original gilding; modern hand-bevelled glass.

Lovely details in the gesso, the cupid face in the apron is so cute I have used it as our Twitter avatar. There would have been candle-arms originally, of course. It is easy to forget, in our era of electric lights taken for granted, how important mirrors and gilding were for increasing the light level in a room. Hardly any original candle-arms ever seem to have survived, perhaps broken over time because they stuck out, or perhaps removed and discarded as gas and then electric lights were taken up.
Dimensions
Height 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Width 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
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