English Regency Convex Mirror by Thomas Fentham & Co.

English Regency Convex Mirror by Thomas Fentham & Co.

$12,000

4 ft. 3 in.Hx3 ft. Wx10 in.D
130 cmHx91 cmWx25 cmD

This fine early 19th century carved and gilded girandole mirror still retains Thomas Fentham's trade label. Affixed with candle arms ending in gilt-metal nozzles, the mirror is surmounted by a stag seated upon rockery.
Examples of Fentham's work can be found at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. There is also a reference by Geoffrey Wills in his Country Life book, English Looking Glasses. He refers to a gilt wood glass with Fentham's label being at #10 Downing Street.
Literature: Christopher Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840.