Georgian Chippendale giltwood mirror in the Rococo taste
Date: 2019-06-25 00:30:30
Period: Chippendale Furniture
Height: 61" (155cm) / Width: 34" (86.5cm) /
Height: 61" (155cm)
Width: 34" (86.5cm)
A crisply carved George III Chippendale period giltwood mirror in the rococo taste; the original mirror plate set within a giltwood frame profusely carved with C and S scrolls of acanthus leaves and bull rushes; the mirror's central cartouche is flanked by a pair of Ho Ho birds.
The Ho Ho birds found at the top of this mirror are a feature found on the more elaborate Rococo mirrors and porcelain of the mid Eighteenth Century. This mysterious creature is an Oriental version of the phoenix.