Chinese export reverse painted mirror plate in a George III chippendale period carved giltwood frame

Beautifully painted plate, in a exquisitely carved Chippendale period frame

Stock Code: 2543

Description: An exquisite Chinese export reverse painted mirror plate in a beautifully carved George III Chippendale period frame. The mercury silver plate depicting a beautiful Chinese lady working on an embroidery panel which is placed on a table in very elegant surroundings. The English made frame, contemporary to the plate intricately and crisply carved, with pierced scrolls and foliage, with a broad upper crest and tightly formed and again crisply carved lower crest. The frame with Chinese Chippendale design elements.

Further Information: It was a known practice at the time for some top English mirror makers to import from China reverse painted mercury silvered plates and fit them to a sympathetic styled English made frame

Condition: Excellent. Plate apparently original. Minor repairs to frame, some gilding refreshed in places.

Country of Origin: England and China

Origin/Age: Plate apparently original. Minor repairs to frame, some gilding refreshed in places.

Provenance: Private collection UK.

Dimensions: Height 39.00 inches (99.06cm) Width 21.50 inches (54.61cm)

Price: £12,900

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