Prior to the fire this mirror was located in the Small Oak Room at Hampton Court Palace, now known as the King’s Private Drawing Room.
It is described as a ‘pier glass’ and although it is contemporary with other mirrors in the King’s Apartments, further research is needed to reveal its original location.
Hence it was not hung in the 1992 re-presentation of the King’s Apartments.
After the fire, the glass was repaired, re-silvered and copied where necessary, and then it was put into storage in its constituent parts.
An inspection in 2005 raised concerns about corrosion and it was decided that a specialist conservator would be called in to examine the mirror and re-pack it until it could be displayed again.
Timings: March 2006