bird mirror no.1
This is a unique mirror in a horizontal triptych format. It is the first in a small series of designs which utilise a set of original Georgian bird prints. The two side panels feature four hand coloured prints, which all date from 1802, plus four painted glass panels.
This singular mirror offers a juxtaposition of the nineteenth century with a contemporary minimalism aesthetic.
The mirror frame is constructed in oak, this contrasts with the six hand painted stripes running at vertical intervals across the mirror.
The oak wood has been hand stained a deep reddish brown, then sealed, waxed and polished. Each bird print has been glazed with conservation glass with a UV protection factor of 99%. In addition to this each of the bird frames was also fitted with black conservation grade cardboard spacers in order to prevent the glass from touching the surface of the paper.
The paint used is by Farrow & Ball. The stripes are painted in
Stiffkey Blue, Breakfast Room Green, Indian Yellow, Inchyra Blue, Eating Room Red
. The glass panels are reverse painted in;
Charlotte’s Locks, Pelt, Calke Green
Drawing Room Blue
This mirror is fitted with a backing frame with also acts as a hanging device. The work is stamped, signed and dated on the reverse.
Size: 435 x 1130 x 18 mm
Weight: 6 kg
Mirror panel: 415 x 475mm
Not suitable for areas with high condensation
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