Surrounded by panels decorated almost entirely with iridescent glass beads, this mirror was probably made to commemorate the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, who are represented in the decorations.
Beadwork mirror by Unknown Artist, c. 1662
© Temple Newsam House
- Oak case, glass beads, satin, linen
- 90 x 80 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £41,750; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Mrs Horton Fawkes
By descent in the Horton Fawkes family.
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