Chippendal Over Mantle Mirror
English, ca. 1765-1780. A rare diminutive size and form. The three stage mirror has scrolled ears with a pierced crest and carved phoenix and the sides are flanked with carved and gilt foliage. Mahogany veneer; pine, secondary. Fine condition, some repairs to scrolled ears and returns. The glass and backboards appear to be original, old repairs to gesso on the carved foliage, retains an old refinished surface.