Designed by high-end furniture makers, Jonathan Sainsbury Ltd, the new Claydon Pier Mirror (approx €18,000) pushes the boundaries in terms of quality of craftsmanship and creative spirit.
The mirror takes its inspiration from the striking 18th century door surround at Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, by Luke Lightfoot and his workshop.
The Claydon Mirror is in the pronounced chinoiserie taste, a term used to express the frivolous Chinese-Rococo style of decoration that was popular in the 18th century.
It is elaborately decorated with bell-hung pagodas sheltering fretwork shelves and flanked by scrolled pilasters bearing oriental busts.
The mirror is part of a collection of furniture and mirrors by Jonathan Sainsbury Ltd which are inspired by the celebrated designs of the great furniture designers of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Each piece is hand-made using traditional cabinet making techniques and the finest wood available. The pieces are made from drawings from Jonathan Sainsbury’s extensive library on English furniture or copied directly from the original piece.
Seven generations of experience in the antiques business, together with passion and enthusiasm and careful historical research, has enabled Jonathan Sainsbury Ltd to make some of the most magnificent furniture and mirrors available today. All furniture and mirrors can be custom-sized and finished.