Circa 1820, monumental French Empire mahogany cheval mirror. The large flamed mahogany framed mirror has stylish castings on the top and bottom and is held in position by two large tapering columns, and suspended on steel pins with brass finials in the form of acorns on the outside section. The top of the columns are enclosed in a brass bezel and cap with very fine engraved decorations, and on top of this is a cast urn with small neat finials. Beneath the mirror is a cross stretcher which has flame mahogany on the top and facing, a beaded top and bottom and a nice casting. The base of the pillars are also encased in a brass bezel. The whole piece stands on four elegant large curved feet with foliate castings, finishing on brass castors. On the back of the mirror is a pine back and various old newspaper cuttings attached to it. The whole piece is sturdy, clean and stylish.
- 196cm high x 102cm wide x 87cm deep.