Large French Régence period giltwood mirror

£32,000

This beautiful giltwood mirror was crafted in the early 18th Century when Philippe II was regent of France, between the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV.

 

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Description

The wall mirror is composed of a rectangular body which is topped by an arch. The body of the item features a mirrored front, contained within a giltwood double border. The inner border is carved with chains of ovolo motifs, and the outer border is decorated with scrollwork and bellflowers. Giltwood carvings of masks within C-scroll frames, entwined with stylised flowers, decorates the corners of the mirror between the borders. The rectangular body is topped by an arch with a mirrored centre and giltwood frame. This frame is intricately carved with scrollwork, flower trails and stylised birds supporting cornucopias in their open beaks. The arch is surmounted by a carving of a classical mask wearing a crown of feathers, which is flanked by scrolled acanthus leaves.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Early 18th Century
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Style
Régence, Rococo
Material
Giltwood, Mirror
Colour
Gold

Dimensions

Height
169 cm / 66.5 inches
Width
89 cm / 35 inches
Depth
10 cm / 3.9 inches

Reference:
16111

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