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A round, antique, English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror 101x57cm with an ornate frame featuring an eagle atop and decorative leaves. The bottom of the frame supports two candle holders with black candles and glass prisms. The reflection shows various antique furniture pieces and sculptures.

Regency Elegance: Giltwood Convex Mirror with Eagle Crest

Historical Reflections: The Grandeur of English Regency Design

The period known as the Regency in England, which spanned the early part of the 19th century, was a time of particular refinement and elegance in decorative arts. It is with great admiration that I present this exquisite English Regency giltwood convex mirror, a piece that captures the essence of the era with its ornate two-tone gilding. The presence of the giltwood eagle crest atop the mirror is a testament to the craftsmanship of the time, an era when such symbols were imbued with significance, often denoting power and prestige.

Artisanal Majesty: The Craft of Gilding and Ornamentation

In the realm of decorative arts, the technique of gilding has long been employed to express opulence. This mirror, with its dual tones of gilding, showcases the skilled handwork and artful design that were hallmarks of the period. The giltwood eagle crest is a sculptural achievement in itself, indicative of a master’s touch. Furthermore, the inclusion of two candle arms integrates functionality with grandeur, providing not just reflection but illumination as well, a feature that would have been prized in the candlelit interiors of the time.

A Mirror to the Past: Authenticity and Craftsmanship

It pleases me to acknowledge the original convex mirror plate is intact, a rare survivor through the years, reflecting not just the events before it but also the authenticity of its heritage. Measuring H101 x W57cm, this mirror is not merely a household object but a portal to a bygone era, offering a glimpse into the aesthetic preferences and skilled artisanship of the Regency period. To possess such a piece is to own a fragment of history, a tangible connection to the artisanal legacy of early 19th-century England.

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A round, antique, English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror 101x57cm with an ornate frame featuring an eagle atop and decorative leaves. The bottom of the frame supports two candle holders with black candles and glass prisms. The reflection shows various antique furniture pieces and sculptures.

English Regency Giltwood Convex Mirror 101x57cm

Stock Number: 11150

A very fine English Regency convex mirror with unusual two tone gilding, with giltwood eagle crest, two candle arms and original convex mirror plate.
  • Height: 101 cm (40 inches)
  • Width: 57 cm (22.5 inches)

£18,500

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  • Height: 101 cm (40 inches)
  • Width: 57 cm (22.5 inches)

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