A powerful Federal period example, this pier mirror is a fine display of Neoclassicism in the first quarter of the 19th century. The tasteful decoration of the surfaces throughout is notable for its sheer variety and imaginative qualities. There is a certain deviation from the standard in the use of generous serrated foliage on the loosely Corinthian capitals raising textured rings, these over tightly fluted columns. A simple pediment is decorated with an inset Eglomisé panel featuring a veined border ground surrounding a blue central panel with a bird resting in a basket surrounded by flowers.
For anyone passionate about the Classical taste and objects of the Federal period, this is a stunning and beautifully preserved pier mirror that makes a statement in any interior.
Measurements: 40 5/8" H x 22 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D
Condition Report: Presents beautifully. Early gilding with oxidization and rubbing wear throughout, some inpainting and refreshing to surface. Flea-bite losses along the upper edge of the crest. Silver loss to the early replaced silvered glass. Eglomise panel with flaking loss from the reverse.