World Mirrors 1650-1900

World Mirrors 1650-1900
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Graham Child.

London. Sotheby's Publications & Philip Wilson. 1990. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 400 pages. Over 800 illustrations in colour and b&w. 290 x 255mm (11 x 10"). 2.2kg. 0856673552. English. Fine.

The authoritative book on antiques mirrors. Using over 800 illustrated examples the author provides an extensive survey of the technical and stylistic development of the mirror and gives insight to the influence exerted by Oriental imports. He then considers each country separately, discussing and illustrating their different styles, techniques and makers. Techniques covered include carving and gilding, veneering, lacquer and japanning, marquetry, boulle and inland metal work, needlework, papier mache and carton-pierre, filigree, verre eglomise and reverse glass painting.