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Circular convex mirror, XF235, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, ?mahogany and mirror glass. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly.
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Circular convex mirror in a deep reeded frame, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century

Wood, possibly mahogany, with outer gilding; mirror glass

Diameter: 84cm
Depth: 12cm

Museum number: XF235

Curatorial note

Inner black reeded frame within boldly moulded gilt outer frame with raised outer band of reed moulding bound with leaves at the cardinal points.

This mirror, with its deep frame, is very distinctive and it seems to be shown in J. M. Gandy's 1825 watercolour of the South Drawing Room (Vol. 82, 29), reflected in the overmantel mirror. It seems to have been moved by 1837 and does not appear in the Furniture and Fittings inventory.


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk