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A pair of Italian rococo carved giltwood mirrors, Venice, third quarter 18th century
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A pair of Italian rococo carved giltwood mirrors, Venice, third quarter 18th century
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A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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A pair of Italian rococo carved giltwood mirrors, Venice, third quarter 18th century
each with a shaped divided plate surmounted by a pierced cartouche-shaped cresting, with pierced sides inset with six further putti-engraved glass panels; the whole carved with rocaille, c-scrolls and foliage
each 277cm. high, 167cm. wide; 9ft. 1in., 5ft. 5 3/4 in
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Catalogue Note

Related literature:

M. Agnellini, Mobili Italiani del Settecento, Milan, 1990, pp. 153 and 167.

The singularly accomplished design for this impressive pair of mirrors relates them to one mounted with blue Murano glass sold Sotheby's London, Important Continental Furniture and Tapestries, 9 June 2004, lot 65 (£117,600). Similar unusual side panels are found on another mirror also sold in these Rooms, 29 May 1998, lot 123, whilst another example is illustrated in Agnellini, op. cit., p. 153. The architectural elements inserted in this rococo fantasy are also typically Venetian, and can be found for instance on a pair sold in these Rooms, Important Continental Furniture and Tapestries, 11 December 2002, lot 61.

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London