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A charming carved giltwood Chinese export mirror frame with a watch-stand

Canton, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century


H. 65 x W. 34.5 cm

At the top of the frame, two angels are supporting a circle in which a watch is intended to be placed at night. In the left and right uprights, two European figures are carved, holding vases with a large flower, standing on Chinese Foo-dogs.

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