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Flat circular frame, one of a set including XF365-XF357, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, ebonised mahogany with iron band on the back. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photographer: Geremy Butler

Flat circular frame, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, ebonised mahogany with iron band on the back

Diameter: 24.5cm
Width (frame): 4.7cm

Museum number: XF365

Curatorial note

With scratch moulding on inner and outer edges; the frame is held together by an inset circular flat iron band screwed into the back which is shaped to form the projecting fixing hole at top centre. Presumed initially to be for a convex mirror and as XF366 and XF367. However, there is no rebate for the mirror glass. There are two small convex mirrors listed on the north side of the Library (ground floor) in the 1837 furniture inventory1 but there are three of these frames. These could be the upper parts of the suspension for the mirrors in the Library-Dining Room as shown in the Gandy views.

1 There could not have been a matching pair on the other face of the arch as the position is occupied by objects on shelves.


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