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
Condition: Fine, minor repairs, restoration to gilt rosettes.
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.
Dimensions: 53 3/4"h x 25 1/4"w
Item ID: F-C/E-M 102