A SWEDISH GILTWOOD MIRROR

EARLY 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BY BURCHARD PRECHT

Lot 192 / Sale 6912
a swedish giltwood mirror

Price Realized £9,321
($17,076)
Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

Estimate
  • £7,000 - £10,000
  • ($12,824 - $18,320)

Sale Information Sale 6912
Important European Furniture,Sculpture,Tapestries & Carpets
10 June 2004
London, King Street

Lot Description A SWEDISH GILTWOOD MIRROR
Early 18th Century, probably by Burchard Precht
The rectangular bevelled plate in a moulded surround carved with pierced scrolling acanthus and small flowerheads, surmounted by an elaborately carved cresting of scrolling acanthus and sprays of flowers
84 in. (212 cm.) high; 49 in. (125 cm.) wide

Pre-Lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
(LOTS 191-195)

Provenance Sold Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 30 October 1997, lot 97.

Lot Notes This elaborately sculpted mirror displays many of the characteristics associated with the work of Burchard Precht (1651-1738). Precht, who was born in Bremen and spent his apprenticeship at his brother's workshop in Hamburg moved to Stockholm around 1674. He began work at Drottingholm Palace in the same year and was appointed court-sculptor in 1682.

A closely related mirror by Precht is exhibitet at Löckö Castle and is illustrated in L. Sjöberg & A. Welin, The Splendour of the Baroque: Löckö Castle, 2001, p.121.

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