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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 297

    A SWEDISH BRONZED AND GILTWOOD MIRROR

    CIRCA 1810, ATTRIBUTED TO JONAS FRISK

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    A SWEDISH BRONZED AND GILTWOOD MIRROR
    CIRCA 1810, ATTRIBUTED TO JONAS FRISK
    The divided plate within an architectural surround, the cresting decorated with winged griffins flanked by volute scrolls
    21¾ in. (182 cm.) high; 36 in. (92 cm.) wide


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    The celebrated Stockholm Spegelfabrikör or mirror manufacturer Jonas Frisk (1787-1849), was active between 1805 and 1824, first based on Stortorget in Gamla Stan (1806-1810), then on Storkyrkobrinken (1810-1814) and finally on Riddarhustorget (1814-1824). His 'antique' mirrors were embellished with a characteristic decoration of bronzed and gilt motifs of maidens, griffins and trophies within contrasting foliate borders. His mirrors often bear his trade label to the reverse. A closely related mirror by Frisk is illustrated in T. Sylven and E. Welander-Berggren, Speglar, Stockholm, 2000, p. 129.

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