Pair of English Carved Rococo Cartouche Shaped Looking Glasses


Pair of Georgian rococo girondole mirrors retaining much original gilt surface

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A fine pair of English, carved rococo cartouche shaped looking glasses circa 1755 designed of c-scrolls and s-scrolls, crested with an acanthus spray, one scroll carved with egg and dart having acanthus sprays and rocaille, the frame with numerous sprays, the scrolls meeting at the base bracketing rocks and rocaille trailing down with further scrolls and terminating in a final acanthus spray. Gilding is both dry stripped and refreshed. The mirror plates are not original. Ht. 39 1/4″ W. 15 1/2″
Rococo design was a reaction to the rather staid quality of baroque design with intentional obfuscation of form in the use of c and s-scrolls, flower sprays, acanthus leaves, and the use of chinoiserie and gothick elements with playful mixtures of scale of the traditional baroque elements such as the egg and dart as seen on the top most scroll of these frames.

Additional information

Dimensions 2 × 15.5 × 39.3 in

good antique condition, glass later, Good overall antique condition




gilt wood