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Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820

Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
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  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
  • Antique English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror C1820
Price: £3,250.00
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This is a beautiful antique English Regency carved giltwood convex mirror,  
C 1820 in date.

The convex mirror is surrounded by an ebonised elegant reeded slip and a giltwood moulded frieze with ball mounts.  The carved top pendant features a carved dragon with a pair of serpents on rocks and a shell pendant finial to the bottom.

The quality and craftsmanship of this stunning piece are absolutely superb, and it has it's original convex mirror plate.

Add a touch of class to a special corner of your home with this fantastic mirror.



In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops. As antique items, the mirror shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the mirror displays beautifully. 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 155 x Width 64 x Depth 64

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch

The purpose of gilding is to give the appearance of solid gold, a practice that began over 4,000 years ago in Egypt. Paintings from Egyptian tombs from around 2000 B.C. show workers pounding gold into thin sheets to apply to pieces of furniture and coffins. The Greeks applied gilding to statues in around 400 B.C.E., and gilding techniques have continued to be used in Europe, South America, Spain, Britain and the United States.

During the 18th century, Louis XIV of France flaunted his wealth with gilded furnishings, framed artwork and architectural detailing, marking France as a leader in the decorative arts.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 08138

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