furniture maker: unknown

circa 1815
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Object Detail

pier mirror (pair), frame is decorated on each side by tapering and fluted pilaster Egyptian-esque caryatids. Surmounted by cannon ball frieze. Pair of mirrors in Egyptian Style. Gilded wood and gesso frames (see "Condition" below for mirror glass), the mirror is framed within an 'architectural' frame which is decorated on each side by a tapering and fluted pilaster. Each column is surmounted by a 'muy' head, modelled in gesso and gilded. The figures wear Egyptian headdress and headband which holds the headdress above the ears. At the base of each pilaster are a pair of feet, modelled in section and applied to the frame. they are supported on a semi-circular plinth which extends 30 from the slip frame of the mirror. The upper section of the mirror frame is in the form of a recessed breakfront entablature with concave scotia supporting 16 gilded gesso spheres which are applied at 10 intervals across the entire breakfront and the sides. The top section at the frame is simply modelled but extends approximately 50 from the back of the frame to house the spheres and scotia.
Maker and role
furniture maker: unknown
Production place
Production date
circa 1815
Media description
giltwood, mirror glass, gesso
630 x 446 x 82 mm
Measurement details
height: 630mm
width: 446mm
depth: 82mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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