To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Antique Regency Pier Glass Mirror Gilded c.1820"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
The frieze is decorated with putti leaning on a sheaf of corn, with barley ears and thistles on either side. The plate below with ebonised slips is flanked by leaf mounted pilasters.
This is a very decorative item which will look amazing in any room.
This mirror is in excellent condition. Please see photos for confirmation of its condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 100 x Width 58 x Depth 5
Dimensions in inches:
Height 39.4 x Width 22.8 x Depth 2.0
During the Regency period it was fashionable to copy the classical furniture of the Roman and Greek times. Furniture had stopped evolving in design and had moved back to classical forms. The pioneer designers who represented this period were:
Thomas Hope (1770-1831), George Smith (1804-28), Henry Holland (1745 - 1806)
George IV had a major influence over the furniture makers of the time.
This period saw the introduction of brass to wood from the previous marquetry that had been originally used. The sofa table was also introduced.
The main features of the Regency period furniture were their simplicity, with straight, unbroken surfaces and lines.
Mahogany was still used by most furniture makers and brass was used for decoration with rosewood and zebra wood veneers used for a striking look. French polishing came into vogue around 1810 and allowed for smoother, shiner finishes.
During the Regency period, it became fashionable to decorate walls with paintings which led to lower pieces of furniture being introduced. Tallboys disappeared and bookcases and cabinets became smaller.
318 Green Lanes