Luxury Design, Past & Present
Frederick Brasted (London, reg. mark 1862)
Housed within a black lacquer, easel frame with silver overlay, this antique beveled mirror is a lovely dresser accessory. The repoussé overlay displays a monogrammed shield on the crest, surrounded by flowers and flanked by birds; with putti and foliage along the sides and a female mask, center bottom. It is a great Victorian antique and rare find. Hallmarked with FB (maker's mark), leopard (London mark), Queen Victoria profile (duty mark), lion (sterling standard mark) and L (date letter for 1886).
Hallmarked for 1886