Regency Pier Mirror with Queen Anne Plates


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Most unusual early 19th century giltwood pier mirror, the crest with a row of suspended gilt balls, over an arched, etched and hollow beveled Vauxhall mercury glass upper and lower plate, surmounted with spiraled gilt columns, the whole retaining much original burnished water gilding.

Because good mirror glass was so difficult and costly to produce, seeing "up-cycled" glass is frequently seen in 18th and early 19th century mirrors. Finding an example incorporating glass from a mirror 100 years older than its frame is interesting as shows the ingenuity of the maker in integrating both ancient and current design elements into a completely current style.

19th Century
Mercury Glass, Giltwood
United Kingdom


Height 49.00 inches
Width 28.00 inches
Depth 5.50 inches