A Chippendale (George III) Mahogany and Giltwood Looking Glass/mirror, mid-18th century, Probably English, with Prince of Wales Feathers
This is a good-sized top of the line Chippendale mirror with a substantial and beautifully carved Prince of Wales feathers finial which, although pursued by some, is not as commonly found as the eagle. It has a good sized scroll pediment with clearly carved rosettes. The side arms are fully carved and the mahogany is consistent to an historic patina revealing warmth and history.
Furthermore, it retains its original backboard and glass. It is a fine example of the form, in superb condition. This was the property of the Colonial Dames of America (Chapter II), probably deaccessioned because the Prince of Wales Feathers put it in a category that was too English for them.
Height: 55 in. Width: 27 in. Depth: 2 1/2 in
sw02052 - $14,500