London, South Kensington
13 September 2005
A MAHOGANY AND PARCEL GILT MIRROR
BY ANGUS MCBEAN, IN THE EMPIRE STYLE, MID 20TH CENTURY
Decorated with foliage, six pointed stars and lion masks
64in. (163cm.) high, 59in. (150cm.) wide
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'Home-made house: Angus McBean, the theatre photographer tells how he decorated his house.', House and Garden, November 1952, pg.51.
Robin Muir, 'The Legacy of Angus', The World of Interiors, September 2005.
This mirror hung in Angus McBean's Malmaison inspired room at 53 Endell Street, Covent Garden between 1944-1965. It was originally mounted by a pair of patinated bronze wall appliques which are lot 847 in this sale.
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