Code: M23 - Regency Eagle Girandole

Regency Eagle Girandole

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A carved gilt-wood girandole of early Regency design. Theconvex mirror plate is within a moulded frame decorated with gilt balls and has a carved eagle crest supported on a tapered bracket flanked by scrolls and paterae. The apron, carved with drapery, is centred by double scrolling candle arms issuing from a flower-head patera.

Thomas Sheraton (1751 - 1806) wrote in his Cabinet Dictionary, published in 1803, 'as an article of furnishing, a mirror is a circular convex glass in a gilt frame, now become universally in fashion, and considered both useful and ornamental piece of furniture'. The gilded balls found on convex Regency mirrors are often thought to be a reference to British naval supremacy and the victories of Admiral Lord Nelson.

Code: M23

Standard Size:
Height 1070mm/42" - Width 500mm/19.50"

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