C18th George II period walnut and carved 'parcel' gilt framed mirror of Palliadian design .
Good large scale mid-C18th walnut framed mirror of bold architectural design influenced by the works of the Italian Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) , one of the most influential figures in Western architecture . Revered in Britain by C18th architects and designers ,such as William Kent , who adopted his principles , the Palladian style of architecture drew heavily on its composition from the classical architecture and design of the ancient Roman and Greek Empires.
Bold scroll pediment surmount following the lines of a Roman triumphal arch , with large central carved giltwood cartouche , carved rosette and leaf motifs to the terminals. Incised gilt-wood surround to the edges and to the original aged grey silvered mirror plate . The pediment divided from the plate with a bold 'egg and dart' carved gilt-wood mould.
The sides with carved gilt-wood leaf and berry ornamentation . The upper ...show more description part of the sides with shaped classical volute scrolls . The base of the frame with a deep shaped apron .
In excellent original condition , with only minor areas of historic repairs to the figured walnut veneered frame surround.
The walnut of good quality selected figured veneers . The gilding of good , gently-aged patina.
England c. 1740
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Internal Ref: ML 1701 ...show less description
Height = 142 cm (56")
Width = 79 cm (31")
Depth = 7 cm (3")
About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in the Georgian period (1714 - 1837). At the time that this antique was being crafted, the first four Hanoverian kings of England: George I, George II, George III and George IV were successive Kings of England.