Antique, George III Adam Mirror

Antique, George III Adam Mirror

c. 1785 England

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Antique, George III 'Carton Pierre' decorated oval Adam design mirror.This material was based on fully pulped paper fibre extended and hardened with substantial amounts of glue, whiting, and gypsum plaster, and sometimes alum and flour. Carton-Pierre was pressed into moulds as a plastic mass and allowed to harden. It is mid-way between plaster and papier-mâché in weight and density. Used frequently by the Adams brothers in the 18th century.
Height 48.00 inch (121.92 cm)
Width 21.00 inch (53.34 cm)
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