A George III Border Glass Mirror

Height: 78 1/2" 199cm
Width: 41 3/4" 106cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1790

The mirror has a central bevelled plate with border glass in a reeded frame flanked by trailing bell-flowers below an entablature with applied swags and scrolling foliate cresting. The mirror is surmounted by the Prince-of-Wales feathered finial within a coronet.

The chivalric plume of ‘three ribboned feathers’ adopted in 1780 by George , Prince of Wales (later George IV), was popularised in 1788 as an ornamental patriotic motif through Messrs A. Hepplewhite & Co.’s pattern-book entitled, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide, whose publication coincided with a time that the Prince was expected to act as Regent during his father’s temporary illness.

Free world wide shipping