Large pair of Swedish 19th century gilt and engraved glass mirrors

After Precht, Burchard (Swedish, d. 1738)


These magnificent Swedish, Baroque-style mirrors are adorned using a variety of complex techniques and their design is after the work of the renowned Precht family.


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This outstanding pair of mirrors was crafted in Sweden in the 19th century. Their design is after the work of the Precht family, who are synonymous with mirror production in Sweden. Operating in the 18th century, Burchard Precht (d. 1738) together with his sons Gustav (d. 1763) and Christian (d. 1779) crafted exceptional pieces for example, for the Swedish court.

The pair in Mayfair Gallery’s collection is of an identical design and is set against an ebonised wood backing with a stunning gilt metal frame. The egg and dart motif is prevalent within the design as it is used to frame the delicate engraved glass panels. These are adorned with a repetitive pattern of scrolls, and nature-inspired motifs. Interspersed among the engraved patterns are gilt metal mounts of a similar design. The decorative elements frame a central bevelled mirror pane.

The upper part of the mirrors is lavishly adorned with a shaped gilt metal and engraved glass panel, topped and flanked by gilt metal urns overflowing with flowers and foliage.

Of impressive size and quality, this pair would look superb in both traditional and contemporary spaces, for example, framing an entrance.


Artist / Maker
After Precht, Burchard (Swedish, d. 1738)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century
Gilt Metal, Glass, Mirror
Gold, Silver


132 cm / 52 inches
75 cm / 29.5 inches
5 cm / 2 inches


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