Fine and rare early 19th century gilded overmantel mirror in the neo-classical Adam manner by 'Freeman of Norwich'
Fine and rare early 19th century gilded overmantel mirror in the neo-classical Adam manner by 'Freeman of Norwich'
Fine and rare early 19th century gilded overmantel mirror in the neo-classical Adam manner by 'Freeman of Norwich'
Fine and rare early 19th century gilded overmantel mirror in the neo-classical Adam manner by 'Freeman of Norwich'

Fine and rare early 19th century gilded overmantel mirror in the neo-classical Adam manner by 'Freeman of Norwich'

c. 1815 England

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Fine and rare early 19th century gilded overmantel mirror in the neo-classical Adam manner bearing the label 'Freeman of Norwich'. The central rectangular glass surrounded by fourteen smaller plates with beaded borders and divided by stylised leaf motifs, surmounted by a semi-elliptical fanlight cresting of three segmental plates within beaded borders and applied with laurel-leaf swags, leaves and drapery; all within a reeded and ribbon-tied frame. The back lined with original paper and applied with the elaborate trade-label of 'Freeman of Norwich'. The plates and gilding are original.

Three generations of the Freeman family, Jeremiah and several Williams, worked at various addresses in Norwich from the late 18th century, although their cleverly designed label gave the impression that they were also in London. Describing themselves as 'Carvers, Gilders & Looking Glass Manufacturers' they also had an extensive business as household furnishers with a distinguished clientele. The form and wording of this label suggests a date between 1809 and 1821.
In good condition (the smallest of the cresting glasses is cracked).
Dimensions
Height 56.50 inch (143.51 cm)
Width 35.00 inch (88.90 cm)
Stock Code
8236
Medium
Gilded
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