The acanthus-enriched frame, with its serpentined and flowered pediment and shell-centred base, is designed in the George II manner. A related girandole frame features on the mid-18th Century trade card of Joseph Cox, frame-maker and gilder of St. Martin's le Grand (Sir. A. Heal, The London Furniture Makers, London, 1953, p. 32). A related giltwood mirror is illustrated in C. Child, World Mirrors 1650-1900, London, 1990, p. 81, fig. 62.
Messrs. White, Allom & Co. were one of the leading firms of decorators and antique dealers in the early part of the 20th Century.