An absolutely gorgeous Georgian gilt hand painted red laquer toleware chinoiserie mirror of large size. Fabulous patination/oxidation to decorative painted frame with Chinese scenes of life and mythology. Highly decorative aping very early Georgian style. Later replacement mirror plate. We have lightly refurbished the mirror so it can be used and admired for another 200 years plus.
All of our 17th/18th and 19th century mirrors are individual works of art, framing a unique time-image of history. The majority of our mirrors contain their original mercury or silver nitrate mirror glass. Mercury glass consists of an alloy of mercury and tin that creates the reflecting surface. Original mirror plates have history and detailing that cannot be replicated and each mirror is unique. Foxing of the glass where the mirror plate ages over time adds timeless beauty to a mirror. The faded grandeur from years ago. Modern bland reproduction mirrors cannot match the beauty or tell a story when looked at as an original antique mirror.
Full Height 101cm x 58cm width x 11cm Depth.
As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.