The refined and elegant mirror, made in Turin, Italy, in the middle of the eighteenth century has a wooden frame richly carved with gilt silver leaf (mecca).
The frame that surrounds, with typical Baroque and rocaille motifs (called pannocchietta), the whole mirror with a mixed profile, has an important and rich perforated cymas in which the ornaments are carved with decorations of phytomorphic and floral nature. The top soars upwards the frame, lightening the structure and making the whole graceful and well balanced. The lateral frame follows the rough pattern of the decorations and the rocaille volutes. On the lower side the mirror rests on feet also with a rich carving.
The volutes and the movement of the elaborate architecture of this mirror make it an object of value. Very decorative and of great scenic effect, it is suitable to be exposed either over a fireplace, a chest of drawers or a console or at man height in the walls of entrances, studios and living rooms or in a bedroom. Very beautiful together with antique furniture, it can certainly bring a sign of elegance and refinement if inserted in modern contexts.
The mecca is a type of gilding performed on silver leaf for this to take on the appearance and preciousness of the gold leaf. The mecca is a paint from the ancient recipe that was jealously guarded in the shops. It involves the use of sandracca rubber and gutta rubber in alcohol, dragon blood and other ingredients that, in a mixture of them, contribute to the different chromatic elements of mecca.
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