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A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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A pair of Italian green painted and parcel-gilt mirrors, Venice, circa 1770
each with a rectangular arched plate within a laurel frame, the pierced cresting surmounted by a basket of flowers, the pierced sides carved with trails of foliage and further vases, the similarly carved apron centred by a cartouche; redecorated
each 92cm. high, 50cm. wide; 3ft. ¾in., 1ft. 7¾in.
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Catalogue Note

The slightly eccentric feel of this transitional design is not dissimilar to that of another pair sold these Rooms, 11 June 2003, lot 264. The idea of carving figures and animals alongside the mirror is typically Venetian, reflecting the playful Rococo spirit of the third quarter of the 18th century.

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London