Octagonal panelled glass set in an elaborate bronze frame in the form of panels of decorative foliage edged by silver-gilt strapwork.
Mirror by F Barbedienne, 1867
© The Bowes Museum
- Bronze & gilding
- 206 x 137 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £20,000 ( Total: £110,000; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- H Blairman & Sons Ltd
The panels are decorated with nude female figures, putti, masks, clusters of fruit, flowers, and ribbons. It joins a collection rich in French nineteenth century applied art. There is another Barhedienne mirror which might still be found in England. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.
Bought from maker by the 1st Earl of Dudley for Witley Court, Worcestershire; F.L.Hunt & Sons, Taunton; H.Blairman & Sons.