Antique Edwardian Inlaid Cheval Mirror Shield C.1900

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Cheval Mirror Shield C.1900


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This is an antique English Edwardian mahogany cheval mirror, circa 1900 in date.

This beautiful shield shaped cheval mirror has exquisite inlaid decoration.
It sits on its original brass castors and caps. The mirror swivels on solid brass fittings and the glazing is original and in excellent condition.
It is a beautiful free standing mirror which would look amazing in any bedroom, bathroom or a dressing room. 

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Cheval glass, also called horse dressing glass or psyche,  is a tall dressing mirror, suspended between two pillars, usually joined by horizontal bars immediately above and below the mirror and resting on two pairs of long feet.
The cheval glass was first made toward the end of the 18th century. The glass could be tilted at any angle by means of the swivel screws supporting it, and its height could be adjusted by means of lead counterweights and a horse, or pulley, from which the name was taken. 
Thomas Sheraton, in The Cabinet Dictionary (1803), included a design with a nest of drawers at one side and another with a writing surface. When wardrobes were fitted with mirrored doors, the cheval glass became unnecessary in bedrooms.


W71.0 x H151.0 x D45.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Early 20th Century




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