Réf : 63436
Walnut mirror with "verre églomisé" panels, Antwerp mid 17th century
Rare carved walnut mirror set with eight reverse- painted or "verre églomisé" glass panels, a process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass to produce a mirror finish. Each of the panels depicts different exotic birds surrounded by flowers and foliage.
The walnut frame is ripple moulded and retains its exceptional original mirror plate.
During the 17th century cabinet-makers in the Southern Netherlands were decorating fine furniture with new and exciting decorative combinations. The same techniques and materials were also applied to picture frames.
On the back there [...]