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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 455

    A NORTH ITALIAN CREAM-PAINTED AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED OVERMANTEL BOISERIE MIRROR

    MID-18TH CENTURY, PIEDMONT

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    A NORTH ITALIAN CREAM-PAINTED AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED OVERMANTEL BOISERIE MIRROR
    MID-18TH CENTURY, PIEDMONT
    Of rectangular form with shaped rectangular glazed panel bordered and surmounted by foliate and floral naturalistic carved branches with birds, within a moulded frame border, the decoration refreshed in areas
    77½ in. (197 cm.) high; 48½ in. (123 cm.) wide


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    The triumphal-arched glass (glace de trumeau), incorporated in an overmantel tablet, reflects the French 'picturesque' style encouraged by the 'India' (Chinese) painted papers imported by Parisian marchands merciers in the mid 18th Century . Exotic and richly polychromed birds perch and fly amongst arched arbours formed by the entwined branches of flowering shrubs.

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