An Unusual Overmantel in the 'Brighton Pavilion' Chinoiserie Style
An Unusual Overmantel in the 'Brighton Pavilion' Chinoiserie Style

An Unusual Overmantel in the 'Brighton Pavilion' Chinoiserie Style

c. 1815 England

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An Unusual Painted and Parcel Gilt Overmantel Mirror in the 'Brighton Pavilion' Chinoiserie Style. The rectangular mirror plate is within a Gothic moulded border flanked by spirally-reeded columns with lotus-leaf capitals. The frieze is carved with umbrellas hung with drops and a cavetto-moulded cornice mounted with eleven dolphins issuing two bells in front of a stepped cresting. The mirror is surmounted by a seated Chinaman with outstretched arms holding an umbrella, with two seated Chinamen on either side.

The extravagant ‘chinoiserie’ architecture of the Brighton Pavilion reached its full form under the direction of John Nash between 1815 and 1821 with an Indian inspired exterior containing a sumptuous interior in the ‘Chinese manner’. The interior was decorated by Frederick Crace and Robert Jones with free use of oriental symbols such as dragons and pagodas.
Dimensions
Height 170.00 cm (66.93 inches)
Width 145.00 cm (57.09 inches)
Stock Code
B59350
Medium
Carved Wood
Adrian Alan

Adrian Alan
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