9 October 2013
A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD MIRROR
CIRCA 1750, POSSIBLY GENOA
The later divided plates surrounded by a profusely carved scrolling foliate frame
116 in. (295 cm.) high; 73 in. (186 cm.) wide
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 16 December 1998, lot 161.
John Hobbs; Phillips, New York, 22 October 2002, lot 16.
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With its exuberant form, this mirror is characteristic of Genovese mirror production in the mid-18th century. A similar mirror in the Palazzo del Principe in Genoa is illustrated in E. Colle, Il Mobile Rococo in Italia, Milan, 2003, p. 273.
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