Hugh Granger was a cabinet-maker who could be found at the sign of 'The Carved Angel', Aldermanbury, London (1692-1706). Trade labels made by him with the inscription 'Fashionable Household Goods at Reasonable rates' have been found pasted to a number of items of late 17th and early 18th century furniture. (Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, 1986, pg. 363-64)
Towards the end of the reign of Charles II, mirrors of this type occupied a conspicuous position in luxuriously appointed rooms, placed between windows (with a table and pair of stands below them). Frames were made from a variety of materials, ranging from veneers of walnut, olive, laburnum, and other fruitwoods to ebony, tortoise-shell, and silver. This mirror's scrolling foliate cushion frame is closely related to a mirror belonging to Percy Macquoid, with eagle marquetry cresting illustrated in P. Macquoid, A History of English Furniture: The Age of Walnut, London, 1905, p. 157, pl. XId.; and sold anonymously, Christie's London, 16 September 1999, lot 201 (£8,050).