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A Spanish Neoclassical gilt-metal and giltwood marble mirror
late 18th century
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
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181
A Spanish Neoclassical gilt-metal and giltwood marble mirror
late 18th century
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine French and Continental Furniture including European Works of Art and Tapestries

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A Spanish Neoclassical gilt-metal and giltwood marble mirror
late 18th century

with a rectangular mirror plate and arched cresting, with a later painted tôle panel, flanked and surmounted by flower filled vases, the whole veneered in marble.


height 46 1/4 in.; width 18 1/4 in.
117.5 cm; 46 cm
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature
Herbert F. Schiffer, The Mirror Book, Exton, 1983, p. 186

Commonly known as Bilbao mirrors after the port from which they were exported, these were very popular in the United States. American trade ships would usually dock in this Basque port-city and export these delicate pieces. It has not been precisely determined whether these mirrors originate from Spain or Northern Portugal. 
A similar model can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, and illustrated op. cit. p. 186, n. 481.

Fine French and Continental Furniture including European Works of Art and Tapestries

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New York