This attractive circa George III Girandole mirror has been returned to pretty near original condition by Wiltshire restorer Andrew Crudge who has fitted a new back board, an exceptionally well antiqued mirror glass and successfully revived the gilt whilst retaining it’s original patina. It’s scrolled arms take two candles and the frame has a depth of colour that gives it huge appeal. It’s simply a beautiful mirror in need of a lovely new home. A girandole has always been considered a luxury lighting appliance and in the great 18th century period of French house decoration created some truly beautiful examples.
It’s difficult doing justice to the glass when photographing a mirror, by taking photographs at different angles I have endeavoured to show the effect the reflective surface offers. It is a truly lovely effect of age created I am told using oils to mimic the way period mirrors often ‘spot’, I believe it does this very well, whilst offering a very usable mirror glass.