Each shaped plate within a pierced surround surmounted by a Chinese figure seated beneath a canopy with naturalistic leafy branches, icicles and hung with bells, the sides flanked by ho-ho birds amongst scrolling foliage and issuing two candlearms on either side, the main mirror plates Queen Anne and reused
75 in. (190.5 cm.) high, 47 in. (119.5 cm.) wide
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 14 October 1989, lot 194.
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The design for this mirror is derived from a pattern published in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1763, pl. CLXIX. A similar mirror at Crichel House, Dorset is illustrated in A. Coleridge, Chippendale Furniture, New York, 1968, fig. 316.

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