an integral part of another piece of furniture. Wall mirrors were very common in the Queen-Anne and early Georgeian days ; but those belonging to that period, numerous as they were, present no difficulty in regard to identification, as all bear a very close resemblance to one another, and were much on the lines indicated by Fig. 2, Plate IV., on Plate VI., and by other illustrations in this chapter. The frame usually consisted of flat wood, cut to various shapes —some of them most fantastic — on which were <( planted " enriched mouldings (the old 4i egg - and -tongue" rendered yeoman's service in this direction), somewhat heavy festoons of fruit, leaves, and flowers, and other detail of a character more or less decorative, and which, by-the-bye, was usually gilt. It was not uncommon for the glass to be surmounted by a carved-and-gilt semblance of some strange and wonderful bird, of a species certainly not known to our old friend John
Ray, and the classification of which would, I am sure, have defied the powers of even Cuvier himself.
But I must not linger longer over the work of this period—call it " Queen - Anne," " Anglo - Dutch," "Early-Georgeian," or what you will. Great as would be the pleasure in dwelling further upon the memories of those days, so full
Georgeian Wall Mirror
(See above for reference)
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