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    Sale 5356

    Christie's Interiors

    3 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    A GUSTAVIAN PAINTED AND GILTWOOD MIRROR

    IN THE MANNER OF JOHAN AKERBLAD, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A GUSTAVIAN PAINTED AND GILTWOOD MIRROR
    IN THE MANNER OF JOHAN AKERBLAD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The divided rectangular plate surmounted by a pierced foliate cresting centring a medallion depicting the profile of the goddess Athena below a wheat-sheaf finial
    29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high; 12¼ in. (31 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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