Superb George II Parcel-gilt walnut mirror with swans neck pediment with a pierced foliate shield finial.
The sides decorated with hanging floral festoons.
The walnut is highly figured and the gilding is in wonderful condition.
The walnut is highly figured but is also spalted.
Spalted wood is wood that is cut and is kept wet and a type of fungus grows in the sapwood rays and turns it dark (called zone lines) which magnifies the figure of the wood (it can occur in live trees - but usually not and it only works in hard wood)
Original mirror plate.
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