George III Giltwood Oval Mirror

An exquisite piece from the mid-18th-century, this George III Rococo giltwood oval mirror is a true work of art. The mirror’s frame is crafted with intricate rococo C and S scrolls, rocailles, and swags of foliage and flowers that create a stunning oval outline. At the apex of the frame, branches are arranged to resemble the Prince of Wales’s feathers, adding a regal element to the mirror’s design.

This mirror was previously exhibited at The Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, where it may have been acquired. The fair was known for showcasing some of the finest antiques from around the world, and this mirror was no exception. Its label verso denotes its inclusion in this prestigious vetted event, adding to its provenance and value.

The mirror’s giltwood frame is a testament to the skill of the mirror makers who created it. Giltwood is a technique that involves applying a thin layer of gold leaf to prepared wood, creating a lustrous and opulent finish. In this mirror, the giltwood is expertly applied, enhancing the intricate details of the frame and giving it a warm glow.

The rococo style, which emerged in France in the early 18th century, is characterised by its ornate and playful designs. This mirror’s frame exemplifies this style, with its flowing curves and decorative motifs. The use of naturalistic elements such as foliage and flowers was also popular in rococo design, adding a sense of whimsy and romance to the overall aesthetic.

In conclusion, this oval giltwood wall mirror is a stunning example of 18th-century design and craftsmanship. Its intricate details, regal flair, and provenance make it a highly collectible piece that would be a prized addition to any antique collection.

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George III Rococo giltwood oval mirror

Stock Number: 21043

An elegant George III Rococo giltwood oval mirror from the second half of the 18th century. The oval outline is composed of C and S scrolls, rocailles and swags of foliage and flowers, the apex with branches as the Prince of Wales feathers.
Approximate Dimensions
  • Height: 81 cm (31.89 inches)
  • Width: 49.5 cm (19.49 inches)


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 81 cm (31.89 inches)
  • Width: 49.5 cm (19.49 inches)


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