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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 312

    A GERMAN GILTWOOD AND GESSO MIRROR

    BY PETER SCHMUCKERT, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN GILTWOOD AND GESSO MIRROR
    BY PETER SCHMUCKERT, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The moulded acanthus wrapped cornice above a frieze applied with acanthus and palmettes, the rectangular divided plate flanked by fluted columns terminating in chimera capitals, the reverse with Schmuckert workshop label
    230 cm. high x 127 cm. wide


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    Peter Schmuckert (1765-1841), originally trained as a gilder in Mannheim where he opened a workshop in 1787. He became specialised in the production of giltwood mirrors with applied gesso ornament. He enjoyed great success in Germany as well as abroad. He was commissioned in the refurbishment of the Mannheimer Schloss and the Neue Schloss Baden.
    Schmuckert's mirrors are typically a stylist mix of Empire and earlier classical influences. Though the main form of the mirrors follow the Empire examples, it is the friezes which most readily identify his work. Cf. Weltkunst Nr. 5/2001, S. Spindler, Peter Schmuckert, p. 808 ff.
    R. Stratmann-Döhler, W. Wiese, Möbel für den Fürstenhof, Sigmaringen, 1994, p. 36-37.

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