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A tortoiseshell mirror, 17th Century

Réf : 67023


A tortoiseshell mirror, 17th Century

Rare and elegant mirror in red turtle scales and blackened wood with double frames with concave and convex inverted profiles on a sticky fir tree. A beautiful ring adorned with a metal lysis flower dedicated to its fixation is present on its back. The turtle shell popular at the end of the great century was marketed by the French East India Company founded by Colbert in 1664 whose purpose was to negotiate the Cape of Good Hope in all East Indies and Seas. The tortoiseshell mirror is the aristocratic object par excellence. Initially placed on the table for the ceremonial of the toilet, he will quickly acquire his [...]

Period : 17th century

Antique dealer : Sérignan Antiquités

Sérignan Antiquités


Mirrors, Trumeau