An Important Regence brown tortoiseshell and brass marquetry Toilet Mirror,
possibly attributable BVRB I,
applied with gilt-bronze mounts, the later shaped rectangular plate within a 'C' scroll and stylised flowerhead cast slip and moulded edge inlaid with trailing leaves and mother of pearl strawberry flowers and pink coral strawberries with lunette and flowerhead cast outer-border held with foliate clasps, headed by a female espagnolette mask on leaf cast scroll feet, the reverse ornately inlaid with Berainesque etched brass marquetry centred by a plume of feathers and trophies of war surmounted by a baldaquin with an owl, flanked by
Chinamen bearing fruit amongst strapwork, ho-ho birds, ladies sitting in riband tied swings, squirrels, canopies, fruit, foliage and female figures with dogs within a scrolling foliate border, the hinged easel back also inlaid with similar scrolling marquetry and a female mask, labelled on the reverse of the easel, Hamilton Palace No 998 78cm high, 58cm wide.
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