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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 331

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE MIRRORS

    19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GENOESE

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    A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE MIRRORS
    19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GENOESE
    Each with a cartouche-shaped plate centred by the figure of Ceres, surmounted by a lambrequin canopy, the cresting with three angels bearing flowers, the apron centred by a mask, the outer frame carved with foliage and C-scrolls on a punched ground, the backplate of one mirror inscribed in yellow chalk 'P3097'
    41 x 25¼ in. (104 x 64 cm.) (2)


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    A set of four girandole mirrors, closely related to the present lot, was sold anonymously, Christie's, Milan, 19 May 1998, lot 571, and a related pair of girandole mirrors featuring similar lambrequin canopies, putti and mask-adorned aprons, was sold anonymously, Blanchet, 3 December 2001, lot 74. A further related cartouche-shaped girandole mirror, now in the Castello di Arenzano, is illustrated in A. González-Palacios, Il Mobile in Liguria, Genoa, 1996, p. 162.

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    Provenance

    Mrs M. L. Sangster; Christie's, London, 8 July 1982, lot 109.