This elegant Austro-German mirror was gilded with gold leaf and made at the end of the 17th century. It proudly displays a two-headed eagle, initially symbolizing the reunion of the two Roman empires of East and West, and then the very vast Holy German Empire, the place where this mirror was created. Its two heads are surmounted by a crown, while its wings and claws are placed on each side of the frame and its tail forms the lower part. It is important to note the high precision of the work for the details of the feathers. Finally, the perimeter of the mirror is decorated with flowers.
It is possible to find a mirror with similar decors and characteristics in Graham Child's World Mirrors, 1650-1900, published by Sotheby's Publication in 1990. (n°500 p. 236)
The frame is in exceptional condition, but it should be noted that the mirror is later.
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Final amount including packing and shipment to be discussed with Galerie Alexandre Piatti.
Price : on request
12 000 €