England, c1810



The convex mirror with original gilt, surrounded by a mahogany reeded slip and molded parcel gilt reeded frame,

the outer edge with bundled reeds, surmounted by a pedestal sided by acanthus leaves and supporting an eagle displayed, suspending from its beak on a chain a crystal ball, the base with further acanthus leaves,

each side with brass and gilt gesso girandole candlearms and candlecups

having the original cut glass bobeches and dependent teardrops


Note :

Convex mirrors are known to reflect more light that the comparably sized flat mirrors, also reflecting the entire room and other sources of light. Although made from the mid-18th century, they did not gain great popularity until about 1790.  So favored were they in the early 19th century, that Sheraton’s 1803 Director mentioned under 'Mirrors' only the convex form.


On a personal note, I usually prefer the flat mirror over the convex.  However, I found this example exceptional and completely irresistible.


Condition : Excellent, with original gilt and glass bobeches; antique replaced plate; the plaster eagle with a repair to each wing joint; one bobeche with minor crack


30” High, 21” Over Bobeches, 11.5” Diameter, the Plate 


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Also See :


George II Gesso & Giltwood Mirror

   England, c1720-25

   With original gilding & thin Vauxhall beveled mirror plate

With antique brass girandoles on the original engraved brass mounts

   45" High x 25" Wide, Overall /

The Plate 31" High x 23-1/8" Wide


Fine George II Carved Giltwood Mirror

England, c1750    

Surmounted by a dimensional Asian phoenix extending out over the

mirror plate; Provenance : Stair & Co. NYC

 Original gilt / antique replaced plate / an exceptional mirror   

  48" High x 26" Wide Overall /  30.5” x 17-7/8”, Mirror Plate    

  Phoenix Depth 7”




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Fine Regency Giltwood and Mahogany Diminutive Convex Mirror, c1810, England