GEORGE III GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR WITH BLUE EGLOMISÉ PANELS
England, circa 1790
Item # 011YTZ19Q
A very fine pier mirror preserved in absolutely fantastic overall condition, this gorgeous looking glass is housed in a Neoclassical carved giltwood frame and is particularly nice for the overall smokiness of the original glass. Much of the silvering has oxidized and worn away resulting in a misty reflected image.
The overall blue eglomisé panels surrounding the primary glass include a detailed scene of ships leaving the harbor while a woman stands over a discarded anchor; flanking this in the upper corners are intricate displays of foliage and flowers towering over a beautifully cast garden urn; and on either side of the mirrored glass are panels with grape vines heavy with grapes and leaves.
The reverse of the mirror is finished in pine, this nut-brown from years of oxidization. An early ring is retained in the top of the frame.
Measurements: 37 5/8" H x 25 3/8" W
Old and likely original mirrored glass with extensive silvering loss. Much of the surface is and old regilding with wear, chipping and loss throughout. Eglomisé remains in overall good condition with minor discolorations and some spots of delamination. An exceptional presentation.