A superb quality 19th century Regency (circa 1830) Cuban mahogany cheval dressing glass or table mirror in the manner of P & MA Nicholson - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BElOW:
This table mirror consists of a carved and shaped mahogany top rail with scroll decoration with anthemion designs with turned and carved finials to each corner.
The two side supports consisting of finely carved and turned lotus leaf decoration leading down to a stylised shaped animal leg base terminating with a paw foot, the base supported by a turned and carved rail with reeded decoration.
The mirror frame consists of fine quality cross-grain Cuban mahogany with the original mirror plate, the mirror plate is in very good condition for the age with slight discolorations/foxing to the corners, this can be seen on some of our photos.
This table mirror is in the manner of the cabinet makers Peter Nicholson and his only child, Michael Angelo, an extremely similar example can be seen in the book 'The Practical Cabinet Maker' (1826) by P & MA Nicholson on Plate 46.
This mirror is an exceptionally rare model being a design book piece of furniture, Nicholson designs are comparable with pieces designed by other notable designers of the period such as Tatum, Hope and Smith.
Peter Nicholson was apprentice to a cabinet-maker, later becoming an architect and an expert mathematician. He wrote many books on carpentry, perspective and mathematics. His son, Michael Angelo trained as an architect and styled himself as a 'professor of architecture and perspective'. The pair were therefore well equipped to produce a design book for furniture makers.
This mirror is in very good condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.