We are delighted to present this exceptional Queen Anne black and gilt japanned dressing mirror. The shaped mirror frame features turned supports on uprights, the fall front below has a stepped interior of pigeon holes and drawers, and the base drawers contains a nest of compartments and comb slots.
The whole is decorated with the finest quality chinoiseries in gilt highlights on a black japanned ground.
Dressing mirrors have a fascinating history and first became popular in Europe in the 17th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art held an exhibition entitled Metropolitan Vanities: The History of the Dressing Table that explored the subject from antiquity through the modern day.