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An Opulent Green Lacquer/Chinoiserie Mirror with Beveled Glass, China, 18th century

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This mirror is clearly 18th century, including its original beveled glass.  The oxidation on the mirror is most pleasing, and has aged well.  The painting, figures, etc. are all original, with very minor touch up on some of the green, which is expected with age.  The form of the mirror, with its beautiful scrolling, is reminiscent of a European dutch style and probably made for the European market.  It is rare to come across these mirrors in such fine condition and one in this condition is truly a prize which we are proud to offer.  

A note should be made as to the size of this mirror, as it is quite vertical and won't overpower a wall.  Also, the glass is not sectional, but one piece with expertly shaped beveling.  The green lacquer shows a very delicate crazing on close-up inspection, evidencing its age. Also note that the backboard is untouched.  This mirror has never been taken apart.  

Height: 41 in.
Width: 18 in.