Chippendale Mirror with Carved Phoenix, English, ca. 1770-1790, label on verso reads George Kemp & Sons, London. Pine with mahogany veneer, parcel gilt and gesso. A classic design for a fully developed Chippendale mirror with a scrolled arch pediment surmounted by a carved eagle on a plinth above the original glass plate, and applied foliage carving above a shaped drop panel. Absent a label, it can be difficult to distinguish American mirrors from their English counterparts without wood analysis. Fine condition, minor repairs, restoration to gilt rosettes.
Dimensions: 53 3/4"h x 25 1/4"w
Item ID: F-C/E-M 102
Price available upon request