A fine small carton pierre looking glass
A fine small oval carved and carton pierre neoclassical mirror, crested by a double c-scroll, framed in rocaille, the inner border with carved husks. The frame has been dry stripped with some refreshed gilding. The period glass plate is original to the frame.
Carton pierre was a material similar to papier mache and was used by few cabinetmakers, John Linnell for example, to great success. The material could be moulded and bent even after drying and was easily gilded. Clearly, a frame such as this was most likely one of many although this is the only one like it that I have seen.
|Height:||34 3/4 inches|