A SPANISH GILTWOOD MIRROR
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A SPANISH GILTWOOD MIRROR

LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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A SPANISH GILTWOOD MIRROR
LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Of octagonal-form with stepped mirrored border and carved frame
63 ½ in. (161 cm.) high, 53 ½ in. (136 cm.) wide
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This Lot is transferred to Christie’s Redstone Post-Sale Facility in Long Island City after 5.00 pm on the last day of the sale. They will be available at Redstone on the following Monday. Property may be transferred at Christie’s discretion following the sale and we advise that you contact Purchaser Payments on +1 212 636 2495 to confirm your property’s location at any given time.

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Lot Essay

The octagonal form of this mirror reveals a strong Moorish cultural influence. Geometric concentric and interlaced design was popular throughout the Islamic world from the 12th Century onwards. With its spreading bands of plates, the form reveals the Moorish love of multiplicity and play of light.

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