Superb George II walnut and parcel gilt mirror.
Bold swan’s necks crest with rosettes flanking a wonderful cabochon finial.
The mirror is framed with S-hook devices supported tasseled drapery swags, above shell-applied apron.
The burl walnut has a wonderful old glow.
The walnut is highly figured but is also spalted. Spalted wood is wood that is cut (it can occur in live trees - but usually not) which 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. (only works in hard wood)
R. Joregensen Antiques offers one of New Englands largest collections of antiques just north of Boston in Wells, Maine. We are proud to be a member of the Antiques Dealers' Association of America, Maine Antiques Dealers Association, and the New Hampshire Antiques Dealer Association.
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