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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A MATCHED PAIR OF IRISH REGENCY GILTWOOD, EBONIZED AND GILT- COMPOSITION PIER MIRRORS

    BY DEL VECCHIO, DUBLIN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A MATCHED PAIR OF IRISH REGENCY GILTWOOD, EBONIZED AND GILT- COMPOSITION PIER MIRRORS
    BY DEL VECCHIO, DUBLIN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with two rectangular plates set within a twist-rope border, further framed by reeded pilaster supports, surmounted by a stepped frieze with a leaf-tip border and balls in relief
    One 57½ in. (146 cm.) high, 38½ in. (98 cm.) wide; the other 57½ in. (146 cm.) high, 33½ in. (85 cm.) wide (2)


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    Both of these mirrors have the trade label of James Del Vecchio and his son, James. The Del Vecchios were carvers, gilders, looking glass sellers and composition ornament manufacturers and are recorded at 26 Westmorland Street, Dublin between 1806 and 1846. The family originally hailed from Maltrasio in Italy. A pier glass and console with James Jnr's label is illustrated in The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 194, fig. 260.