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    Sale 5356

    Christie's Interiors

    3 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 6

    A GUSTAVIAN GILTWOOD AND PAINTED MIRROR

    ATTRIBUTABLE TO JOHAN AKERBLAD, CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A GUSTAVIAN GILTWOOD AND PAINTED MIRROR
    ATTRIBUTABLE TO JOHAN AKERBLAD, CIRCA 1780
    The divided rectangular plate within a beaded and ribbon entwined surround, with berried-laurel and ribbon tied cresting flanking a central roundel and a tablet with laurel foliate below, the reverse bearing stamped initials I.A
    50¾ in. (129 cm.) high; 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) wide


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    Johan Akerblad was a mirror maker in Stockholm active between 1728-99. Similar mirrors are illustrated in Speglar by Torsten Sylven and Elsebeth Welander-Berggren, pp 244-5.

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