Dressing Decadently: A Queen Anne Black & Gilt Japanned Dressing Mirror

A Queen Anne Black and Gilt Japanned Dressing Mirror Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

A Queen Anne Black and Gilt Japanned Dressing Mirror
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

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.

A Queen Anne Black and Gilt Japanned Dressing Mirror Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

A Queen Anne Black and Gilt Japanned Dressing Mirror
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

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.

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