English convex Mirror with spread eagle and twin branches

English convex Mirror with spread eagle and twin branches

English convex Mirror with spread eagle and twin branches

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English convex Mirror with spread eagle and twin branches:
the giltwood circular frame with beading detail and typical gilded balls, with ebonised inner mount; the twin branches with cut-glass pans and prisms; with leafy branches below tied with ribbon, and above, the eagle perched on an elegant semicircular plinth hung with balls.
Circa 1800 and restored, the mirror only slightly distressed.

Height:31"-80.0cm
Width:24"-61.0cm
Projection:8½"-22.0cm
Glossary Words

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

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