Code: M1 - George III Adam Oval Mirror

George III Adam Oval Mirror

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This oval carved and gilt wood frame, in the George III style of the late 18th century, is enriched by lhe acanthus leaf cresting supporting a tapered and fluted bracket headed by an anthemion spray. The moulded frame is decorated with beads and gadrooning, all flanked by trailing garlands of bell-flowers uniting the cresting and with a gathered acanthus leaf sprayforming the apron.

The method used in the 18th century to create the delicate garlands of husks that decorate similar frames was pioneered by a Swiss clergyman named Liardet and adopted by Robert Adam. Composition, in conjunction with wire, was used instead of carved wood for the sprays of flowers, garlands, wheatears and leaves on Neo-Classical mirror frames. This example however, is made entirely from carved wood.

Code: M1

Standard Size:
Height 1245mm / 49" - Width 610mm / 24"

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