Fine Chinese Chippendale Carved and Giltwood Border Glass Mirror, having a leaf carved pagoda cresting and finial above four moulded columns and rockwork, with "C" & "S" scrolls, trailing branches with leaves and flowerheads surrounding the columnar framed rectangular mirror plate; the bottom having leaf carved "C" scrolls centering a columnar pagoda with leafy interior. English c.1755 Provenance: Private Collection, USA.
N.B. The cresting is very similar in design to a mirror supplied by Thomas Chippendale in 1769-70 for the Chinese Bedchamber hung with Chinese wallpaper at Harewood House, page 151, plate 274, "The Life & Work of Thomas Chippendale," by Christopher Gilbert, London 1978; and also to four mirror illustrations Nos. 75, 83, 86 & 92 in Geoffrey Will's "English Looking Glasses, A Study of the Glass, Frames and Makers 1670-1820," A.S. Barnes & Co.,1965.
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