*Rococo Revisited
 Chippendale  mirror  in an elaborate, oval frame of carved and gilt wood formed of symmetrical scroll-work. 
Great Britain, UK 
ca. 1765 

Although here labelled as a mirror, this type of object in the 18th century was described as a girandole or sconce. The mirror glass reflects the candlelight to increase the volume of light. Here, the girandole frame has become a vehicle for elaborate Rococo carving, with flowers, leaves,  and birds (cranes often called ho-ho birds). The gilded carved surfaces also reflect candlelight.

 Chippendale  mirror  in an elaborate, oval frame of carved and gilt wood formed of symmetrical scroll-work. 

Great Britain, UK 

ca. 1765 

Although here labelled as a mirror, this type of object in the 18th century was described as a girandole or sconce. The mirror glass reflects the candlelight to increase the volume of light. Here, the girandole frame has become a vehicle for elaborate Rococo carving, with flowers, leaves,  and birds (cranes often called ho-ho birds). The gilded carved surfaces also reflect candlelight.

#Rococo #Chippendale #mirror #girandole
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