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    Sale 2105

    European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestries: Including Jansen: The Past Reimagined

    7 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 214

    A GERMAN GILTWOOD MIRROR

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN GILTWOOD MIRROR
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    With scalloped cresting topped with flower-filled baskets some replacements to corner mirror panels, regilt
    60 in. (152.5 cm.) high, 31 in. (79 cm.) wide


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    This mirror, with its flower-filled baskets and scalloped cartouche, relates to mirrors made by the Lohr factory which was founded by Count Lothar Franz von Schönborn in 1698. Mirrors were primarily manufactured for his family residence, Schloss Pommersfelden in Franconia. Another mirror, with the same scalloped cresting surmounted with flower-filled baskets as well as a divided mirror plate is illustrated in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels, Munich, 1970, vol. II, fig.215.

    Provenance

    The Collection of Arne Schlesch; Sotheby's, New York, 5 April 2000, lot 353.