A George III Chippendale Period Giltwood Mirror

Height: 47" 120cm
Width: 26" 66cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1765

This chinese chippendale mirror brings together an number of influences. Clear to see are the references to the classical world; the columns, pilasters and arcading but with the mirror surmounted by a ho ho bird, the designer was also drawing on Chinese mythology. The ho ho bird is the Chinese phoenix and was adopted as a symbol of the imperial household, particularily the empress. But perhaps more pertintent here are its association with good fortune.