Rare mirror in red tortoiseshell with double inverted profiles.
Border with quadruple evolutions separated by guilloche strips in ebony, the flat frame of the reserve mirror in cartridges delimited by ivory nets.
Original mercury glass.
Very good state of conservation.
Height: 75 cm; Width: 68 cm
Our opinion :
The luxurious mirror that we are presenting is a characteristic production of the Antwerp workshops of the second part of the 17th century.
The latter, using the all-powerful VOC, the Dutch East India Company, had access to the most sought after precious materials in Europe.
Tortoiseshell, Ivory or ebony flowed in mass from the Indian Ocean and allowed the most skillful craftsmen to make cabinets, boxes, mirrors ... which were then exported throughout Europe.
The richness of our model, with a four-section frame, delimited by sticks not in stained wood but in real ebony and rare ivory inlays, is particularly rare on the market.
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