A Mid-Eighteenth Century Chippendale Period Rococo Carved Giltwood Pier Mirror

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A phenomenally rare mid-Eighteenth Century Rococo Carved Giltwood Pier mirror.

This highly unusual mirror is topped with acanthus leaf decoration and rococo ‘C’ scrolls surrounds. The base is adorned with sunflower motif and a chinoiserie face where a sconce once would have been secured through the mouth.

Most of the decoration is typical of the Chippendale period in the mid-eighteenth century but the shape is very uncommon which lead me to believe that it is perhaps an Italian mirror of the period.

The sunflower in Chinese mythology is a sign of longevity or a long life as is the acanthus leaf in classical Greek mythology.

An truly stunning mirror in superb condition.   

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