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A SOUTH EUROPEAN GILTWOOD AND ETCHED GLASS MIRROR
A SOUTH EUROPEAN GILTWOOD AND ETCHED GLASS MIRROR

PROBABLY SPAIN, MID-18TH CENTURY

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A SOUTH EUROPEAN GILTWOOD AND ETCHED GLASS MIRROR
PROBABLY SPAIN, MID-18TH CENTURY
With a rectangular plate, within a pierced rocaille, floral and scrolling foliage frame, surmounted by a smaller plate etched with flowers and foliage set within a rocaille cartouche, and further framed with rocaille-work and flowers forming an elaborate cresting, central plate probably replaced, the reverse of one of the smaller mirror plates with a fragment of Spanish newspaper
60 in. (152 cm.) high, 54 in. (137 cm.) wide

Lot Essay

The distinctively ruffled frame of this spectacular mirror is typical of the work of Spanish carvers in the 1740's and 1750's. Spanish consoles with similar ruffled carving are illustrated in L. Feduchi, Estilos del Mueble Español, Barcelona, 1969, fig. 280, p. 195, and J. Mainar, El Moble Català, Barcelona, 1976, p. 140 (subsequently sold from Ca'n Puig and Castillo de Bendinat, Mallorca, Christie's House Sale, 24-5 May 1999, lots 351-2).

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