Antique Italian 18th century mirror

A very fine and rare hand carved antique Italian 18th century mirror with original gold and silver gilding from the Emilia Romagna region.  With original gesso and water gilding, the frame features pierced carving with fleur-de-lys, scrolls and leafwork, centred to the top and bottom with a double fleur-de-lys.  The carving is applied to a flat silver gilt frieze and the combination of silver and gold gilding is particularly noteworthy.  When hung, considered lighting can bring out a subtle shimmer of the silver leaf beneath the pierced carving to great effect.

If required we can source antique mirror plate or supply reproduction plate, please ask for details.   

Height: 57 1/4" (145.4cm)
Width: 45" (114.3cm)
Approximate width of section: 5 3/8" (13.6cm) 

Stock number: 046

Price £11000.00


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