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AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT MIRROR
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AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT MIRROR

THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT MIRROR
THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The oval plate with beaded surround, the frame elaborately carved with dancing putti on a pierced vine clad cresting, centred to the base by an infant Pan flanked by musical attributes, with partially effaced indistinct signature to the lower-right
38 x 27 in. (96.5 x 68.5 cm.)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

This mirror relates to the work of the sculptor Valentino Besarel (1829-1902) who was awarded a gold medal at the 1878 Paris Universelle Exposition and made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. A comparable mirror (illustrated) was shown at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.

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