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George II Looking Glass

English
Circa 1740-1760
Mahogany, original silvered, beveled glass
18.5″ W; 59″ H

 

This George II pierced shell looking glass survives in overall original condition complete with original glass and back board, a rare find. The glass is also beveled and the frame highlighted by original water gilding.

 

WHY WE LOVE IT: Large early Georgian mirrors really make me happy!  To think of the gilt work, wood work, and silvered glass, they were such important elements in an 18th century home.

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