Late 18th Century Rococo Revival Mirror

S/N:RCA005

United Kingdom

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Late 18th Century Rococo Revival Mirror

ROCHE COWARD ANTIQUES
Exquisite and extremely unusual carved wood and gesso mirror with original unrestored gilding. Dating to late 18th to early 19th century, we have struggled to find a more attractive mirror.

This superb piece mixes rococo style with Chinese Chippendale flourishes. The Dragon-like Ho Ho Birds dominate, their long tails winding down the frame which then becomes more Italianate than Oriental. The whole is symmetrical in design though asymmetric in the detail. It is a wonderful piece, and we have never seen anything else quite like it.

There is only the smallest loss of gesso to the top surface of the rose at bottom centre otherwise no losses, and a stable vertical crack in the gesso at the top left. The plate has some foxing and light surface scratches commensurate with age.

Mainland UK shipping is £50, this will be on a dedicated van. Please contact for international shipping quote or for hard to reach parts of the UK

Dimensions: 

  • H: 79cm (31.10in)
  • W: 50cm (19.69in)

Period: 

George III - Regency

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ROCHE COWARD ANTIQUES

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We are Rebecca Roche and Alex Coward.

Our background is in the visual arts, and we value craftsmanship and skill in all things.  This love for quality and beauty, and the scarcity of it in so much of modern manufacturing, has led us to this venture: A Bohemian boutique offering rare, unusual antiques, art pieces and vintage items for the home and garden.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Our style is not for the faint hearted!

We lean towards the highly decorative.  If you don't immediately recoil at the prospect of having a huge polychrome carved Balinese temple door in your living room you are in the right place.  We don't do beige or magnolia and we may not be the landlords go to choice, but why choose neutrals when you can have Turquoise or Gold?

GILTY PLEASURES

We like painted things, woven things, carved things and gilded things.  If it is unique and beautiful, if the hand of the artist is present, we like it.  We love great design, elegant lines, bold colour. And gilded things.

We source items from across the ages, from 18th Century Asia to 20th Century Europe.  We want to help you create bespoke interiors, to mix and match; to provide an eclectic, rich, opulent and exotic living environment.

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