A very fine Rococo mirror-back dressing or writing box, probably Dutch circa, 1740
Furniture - Non-American
This magnificent dressing mirror has a wonderful molded Rococo form and a mellow historic surface. The tombstone-from mirror has a raised burled veneer crest with half round molded frame and original looking glass. The frame pivots between turned and blocked balusters-form supports with stepped shoe feet. The mirror rests above a serpentine front case with richly grained burled walnut veneers. The case is fashioned in the form of a slant front desk with a fold down writing surface supported by lopers above a single shaped drawer. The slant front lid opens to a fitted interior with a stepped bank of drawers with shaped dividers and a central cubby hole. The box rests upon canted ogee feet at the front and shaped bracket feet at the rear. The drawer and desk lit are mounted with original engraved and punch decorated brasses.
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