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The combination of architectural influence with the scrolling and foliate decoration is typical of the beginnings of the rococco movement which dominated 18th Century design. Adam Bowett explains that a frame of this shape is referred to as a ‘tabernacle’ frame. In the early eighteenth Century, the term ‘tabernacle’ referred to a niche in a wall which housed a statue or a bust. Bowett comments that, in the case of the tabernacle mirror, ‘the figure of the deity was replaced by that of the viewer’. By 1730, the ‘tabernacle’ frame had achieved popularity and became an emblem of the national or ‘British’ style (Adam Bowett, 'Early Georgian Furniture: 1715-1740', Antique Collectors’ Club, 2009, pp.294-299).
|Height||130.00 cm||(51.18 inches)|
|Width||66.00 cm||(25.98 inches)|
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