A Russian Neoclassical Ormolu-Mounted Ivory Dressing Mirror

late 18th Century

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The shaped rectangular hinged mirror plate within foliate arabesque carved borders, surmounted by a scrolled pediment, raised on a shaped rectangular base with a slant-front panelled drawer opening to reveal one long drawer, over one frieze panelled drawer within beaded border, raised on bracket feet, the whole carved with elaborate blind tracery with foliate arabesques and various geometric designs, fitted with an ormolu keyhole escutcheon and drawer pulls. Some losses to ivory.