mirror

in the style of: Thomas Chippendale (b.1718, d.1779);  glassworks: unknown; 

circa 1755
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Description
mirror, leaf cast scrolled rococo-style frame enclosing a three section mirror plate, entirely symmetrical in form, elaborately carved pine and gesso frame forms an outer pierced and open skeleton frame housing three graduating mirrored central sections. The mirrors are framed by gilded and decorated glazing bars and a more substantial frame. This is attached to the outer pierced frame which is heavily decorated with carved and formed scrolls, flower and foliate forms. The graduated mirrors include a large rectangular lower mirror, which appears to be a replacement glass (possibly Victorian) evidenced by the fact that it has been cut down which is clearly visible at the side of the frame and is not concealed by the carving; its different colour and the scratches on the backing which has removed the silver. The top two glasses show evidence of steaking and yellowing compared to the larger glass at the bottom which has an overall whiter appearance in the silver. Above it is a smaller rectangular mirror with rounded shoulders. It is surmounted by a smaller shaped mirror.
Maker and role
in the style of: Thomas Chippendale (b.1718, d.1779)
glassworks: unknown
Production place
England
Production date
circa 1755
Media description
giltwood, brass, mirror glass
Measurements
2000 x 1000 mm
Measurement details
height: 2000mm
width: 1000mm
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
Accession number
A0751

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