Adams Giltwood Girandole Mirrors

  • This incredible pair of girandole-style mirrors are handcrafted in the Adam style
  • Each mirror is the embodiment of 18th-century Neoclassical design
  • The Adams were heavily influenced by ancient Greek and Roman design
  • Delicate floral accents and winged griffins distinguish the mirror's design
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Item No. 31-4558

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These majestic "girandole" style giltwood mirrors are exemplary of the Adam brothers' designs that prevailed during the Georgian era. The mirror's design is characterized by light foliate swags, ears of wheat and winged griffins inspired by the 18th-century excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum that Robert and James Adam observed during their studies in Italy. With meticulously hand-carved wooden frames featuring original gilding, these exceptional mirrors elevate Neoclassical design to an entirely new level. 

Considered the heralds of the 18th-century Neoclassical Movement, Scottish brothers Robert and James Adam were primarily architects and designers. However, much like William Kent, the brothers Adam strove for harmony between the interior and exterior of their buildings. In creating this harmony, the pair created a new aesthetic. Known as the Federal style in the United States, the Adams' designs were widely dispersed thanks to the publication of Works in Architecture, a three-volume compendium illustrating designs for furniture and interiors as well as buildings. Robert Adam even served as the court architect to King George III.

Circa 1780

24" wide x 56 1/2" high
Adams Giltwood Girandole Mirrors
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Girandoles
Width: 24.0 Inches
Height: 56.5 Inches
Style: Neoclassical

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