Mahogany Cheval Mirror
A large mahogany framed Cheval mirror dating from the early 19th Century. The mirror is set in a simple square frame between two uprights topped with urn shaped finials. It stands on elegant curved legs with a turned rail and small brass castors. The mirrror swings and can be adjusted and then tightened into place using the brass knobs on either side of the frame. It has its original antique mirror plate with some signs of age, wear and foxing.
The mirror was originally an unusual 'rise and fall' mirror on a sash window type mechanism. The handle at the top of the mirror would have moved it up and down and the urn finials come off and there is thick cord inside the uprights. At some point in its life it has been converted very well to a swinging cheval instead.
It is in good conditon for its age and is strong and sturdy. There are some minor signs of age and use, some knocks and small old splits but nothing detrimental. The castors have been replaced at some point but run well and it displays beautifully.
Approximate Measurements :
Height : 63" (160cm)
Width : 29" (74cm)
Depth : 21" (53cm)
The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions please ask. Free local delivery within 10 miles of Ashburton. Regular London deliveries for £55. Nationwide delivery available, please get in touch for an accurate quote.