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A Pair of Mirrors in the Chinese Chippendale Style

H: 68 in / 172.5 cm  |  W: 40 in / 101.5 cm  |  D: 6.5 in / 16.5 cm

Description

A Pair of Large Giltwood Mirrors
in the Chinese Chippendale Style

Constructed in carved gilt wood, the oval mercury-backed plates housed within elaborate frames incorporating 'C' scrolls, foliate tree branches, cascading icicles, with carved Ho-Ho birds perched to either side and a central pagoda at the apex.
English, Circa 1880

Literature

This very design is a near copy of the original drawing by Thomas Chippendale in his The Gentleman & Cabinetmaker's Director of 1762 (3rd ed.), on Plate CLXXIV.

REF No. 9566

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