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An 18th Century Giltwood Wall Mirror

Stock No.14970

A finely carved early George III giltwood wall mirror in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, surmounted by a large Ho-Ho bird perched with wings outspread. The mirror with its original mercury glass also is framed by gilt acanthus scrolls, rosettes and foliate detail. The mirror has a lovely rubbed and burnished surface. English, circa.1765.

The Ho Ho bird myth originated in Japan and is similar to the phoenix. It was said to bring luck and symbolise good fortune. Carvings of these birds appeared in England in the 18th century on Georgian furniture and most commonly mounted on mirrors.


Listed Price: £3,500 (+VAT where applicable)

width height
24 38"
62 cms
122 cms

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