Luxury Design, Past & Present
Edwardian Large Chinese Chippendale Style Gilded Mirror-This fine vintage mirror made in the Chinese Chippendale style is crafted from carved and gessoed wood then gilded with matte and burnished gold. It was then antiqued with some areas of glazing and poly-chroming creating a dramatic and very decorative object. Carved with phoenix birds endorsed at either side of a Chinese mans head and shoulders looking down on the scene from the center car-touche. The rest of the frame is heavily embellished with flowers and foliage all using the Rococo forms of the s and c curve. Made in the early 20th century (circa 1900 to 1920) the craftsmanship is excellent and all hand created. The mirror plate is original and has some slight spotting adding to its decorative nature and the mirror has a complete wood back as well.