Pair of Renaissance style ormolu mirrors with lights

£8,500

This magnificent pair of mirrors is crafted from ormolu in the Renaissance style, the ornate frames replete with grotesque marks, lion’s heads, and superb scrolling forms.

 

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Description

This fine pair of mirrors is crafted from ormolu, or gilt bronze, in the Renaissance manner. Each mirror features a highly elaborate pierced ormolu frame composed of scrolled acanthus leaves and other foliate forms. The frame of each is set with a cornucopia-like crown, while the frame is detailed throughout with lion’s heads, espagnolette-type busts, and classical masks. The bottom of each frame features an open-mouth grotesque mask, below which springs three scrolled light branches—each branch terminating in a single candleholder. The detailing throughout is wonderfully ornate, with a profusion of elements and classical references granting the pair a charming character.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Renaissance
Material
Mirror, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold

Dimensions

Height
76 cm / 29.9 inches
Width
41 cm / 16.1 inches
Depth
16 cm / 6.3 inches

Reference:
16520

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