14 October 2009
A PAIR OF DANISH GILTWOOD MIRRORS
With pierced asymmetrical cresting and a stippled ground with ruffles and foliage surrounding a later divided beveled mirror plate, regilt
71 in. (180.5 cm.) high, 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) wide (2)
By repute, the manor house of Stoovringgaard, Denmark.
Bought from Arne Schlesch, New York, in 1993.
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An almost identical pair of giltwood mirrors is illustrated in G. Child, World Mirrors, London, 1990, p.300, fig. 689.
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