A small, framed mirror on a stand or supporting brackets, usually placed on a chest of drawers or toilet table, as a looking glass. There are many variants the frames may be square, rectangular, half round, oval or shield shaped. The mirror brackets usually stood on a platform base, sometimes with a marble top, and often with small drawers for jewellery beneath. The angle of the mirror could be adjusted either by tightening small wooden knobs on the brackets or else by brass thumbscrews. The supporting brackets during the Georgian and early Victorian periods were often turned posts, but during the mid-19th century Rococo revival they could be elaborately scrolled and carved. Collectors will also come across many small round mirrors, often framed in brass on an adjustable stand, which were generally used as shaving mirrors.
A very good George III mahogany dressing mirror, the rectangular mirror raised on fluted supports with acorn finials from a three-drawer box-base with bowfront, cross-banded detail and boxwood stringing, raised on small tapering turned legs. 66 cm x 45 cm
A Victorian mahogany shaving mirror, 19th century. of typical form with an oval mirror set in a channel grooved frame with curvaceous carved side supports above a shaped base with a small hinged compartment with a flush lid. Height 71 cm. Width 62 cm. Dept
A Victorian mahogany shaving mirror, second half 19th century, the oval mirror with curvaceous acanthus supports to a shaped base with a small oval hinged compartment. Height 81 cm. Width 66 cm. Depth 25 cm
A Victorian flame mahogany toilet mirror, second half 19th century, the arched mirror with spiral carved side supports with turned finials, raised on a serpentine shaped base and small squashed bun feet. Height 73 cm. Width 73 cm. Depth 27 cm
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