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Rare Tuscan 17th Century Carved Giltwood Mirror

Rare Tuscan 17th Century Carved Giltwood Mirror


circa 1680

The flowers and fruit urn to the top of the mirror sit above acanthus leaf decoration surmounted on a robust rococo outer frame with scrolling acanthus leaves and large flower heads. The apron is profusely carved with scrolled acanthus leaves that intertwine above clasps of fruit and nuts. The period mercury plate is surrounded by a cornucopia of intricately carved petals, fruits, nuts and bunches of grapes.

Height 118.00cm (46.46 inches)

Width 67.00cm (26.38 inches)

Depth 7.00cm (2.76 inches)

Stock No: F887




The frame is profusely carved in lime wood and gilded with parcel gilt and gesso and is very typical of the Florence carvers of the day.

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