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Venetian mirror mid-18th century
Ref : 87496
SOLD
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Mercury glass and wood gilded and carved
Dimensions :
l. 35.43 inch X H. 61.02 inch
Riccardo Moneghini

Old Master Paintings and antique furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries


+39 3488942414
Venetian mirror mid-18th century

Venetian mirror Louis XV of the mid-eighteenth century, with a frame measuring 155 x 90 cm and a mirror measuring 66 x 50 cm, with original mercury glass, in gilded wood and carved with sinuous profiling.

This type of mirrors, slightly hollow, with meticulously described floral motifs, conceived and built for smaller dimensions than the monumental parchment mirrors sculpted in the round, perfectly explains the evolution of the Venetian decorative repertoire that still takes its cue at least initially from the late seventeenth-century lagoon tradition of ampullose carving with a marked naturalistic intonation, on imaginative suggestions.
They still seem to be shaped by the Baroque inspiration, in fact the spectacular comb-like gables set by dared tunnels and the thick intertwining of acanthus leaves that fall along the uprights in symmetrical volutes with a free profile.

In this splendid mirror with a cymatium richly carved with floral motifs we can see the harmony and elegance of the Venetian style described harmoniously by a very rare and elegant balance of shapes; of sober structural conception the frame has a molded shape rippled by very low-relief carved flowered shoots on the bottom shelled by meticulous markings of the band.

Delevery information :

Delivery made with professional transporters. Each work of art is packed with a wooden box custom made and always insured.

for the delivery:
Delivery costs for Europe are already included in the price.
All extras must be agreed at the moment.

Riccardo Moneghini

CATALOGUE

Mirrors, Trumeau