Early Victorian Mahogany Swing Dressing Mirror on Ogee Box Base with 3 Drawers
A good quality copy of a Georgian mahogany box-based dressing mirror from around 1840-50 and in very good condition for its age, with ogee front, incorporating three drawers, the central drawer with brass plate for working lock and replacement key, the side drawers fitted with brass Dutch-drop handles, the mahogany fronts secured with fine dovetailed joints to oak carcasses, the cabinet with decorative moulding to top & bottom, comprising a running leaf motif hand-carved into half-round pads, on ogee-moulded feet, the mirror supports thumb-moulded and fitted with brass Dutch-drop handles to the pivot and delicate crowning finials, the mirror frame also thumb-moulded and with an inner crisply-moulded slip-frame, this exquisite piece will charm in any elegantly-appointed guest room, whether period-furnished or more contemporary in style, fully-deserving of the envious attention it will certainly attract.
NB: The Side Table shown in the pictures is not included!
Cabinet Top Width 45cm x Depth 19.25cm (17.75" x 7.5")
O/All Width 47.75cm x Depth 21.5cm (18.75" x 8.5")
Height to Cabinet Top 11.25cm (4.5") & O/All Height to Finials 65.5cm (25.75")
This is an early Victorian piece, so you may expect the mature character & patina that only develops with considerable age, plus normal wear & tear including:
a) The front LH foot is missing a mitred return moulding.
b) The rear panel is in two parts, has warped over time and one piece has been secured with a modern brass screw.
c) The cabinet top slopes from front to back by about 0.25" but adding soft pads to the rear would cure this.
d) The cabinet top is a little bleached to the rear but this will respond to regular waxing.
The mirror glass is clean and, notwithstanding the minor issues mentioned above, the piece is in good, clean & sound condition and is ready to use in your home.
THE DELIVERY COST WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON THE BUYER'S LOCATION AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SELLING PRICE OF THE ITEM.
I will deliver this item myself for £15 only within a 25 mile radius of Brackley in Northamptonshire, £35 only within a radius of 26-50 miles or up to £75 only within a radius of 51-100 miles. Where possible, I will quote at commercial rates for distances over 100 miles or try www.shiply.com for couriers with part loads but, in all cases where you are considering a purchase, please let me have your PostCode so I may confirm the delivery cost. Alternatively, you are welcome to collect the item yourself.
I am open to enquiries from outside the UK and I can arrange shipment to the USA & Europe. However, please bear in mind that shipping costs may be prohibitive and will include my own expenses.
I accept payment by PayPal but generally I prefer Cash upon Delivery/Collection.
This item may be viewed, by appointment, at Brackley in Northamptonshire, UK.