Rococo carved giltwood mirror
A superb rococo Chippendale carved giltwood looking glass retaining its original central plate, having a pagoda cresting and elaborately carved acanthus encrusted sides. The lower portion centered by a pierced shell bordered by scrolls with foliage and rocaille carvings.
The main mirror plate was likely an older plate that was re-used as it is beveled, something that was done on earlier mirrors and hardly ever on rococo frames. The fact that it is beveled on all four sides indicates that the rococo frame was likely made to adapt to it rather than the other way around as it would have been extremely difficult to find a plate that needed no cutting to fit an existing frame.
41 1/2 inches