10 June 2004,
Price realised GBP 7,170
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A PAIR OF SWEDISH GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE MIRRORS
By Samuel Bomansson, second half 18th Century
Each with rectangular plate in a mirrored surround painted with scrolling foliage, surmounted by a pierced rockwork cartouche filled with a foliate spray, the similarly carved apron issuing a scrolling candle arm, stamped 'SB', one backboard replaced
26¾ in. (68 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide (2)
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Samuel Bomansson (1726-1771) mirror-maker and gilder from Stockholm received the privileges to open a workshop in 1756.
A very similar mirror, also stamped by Bomansson, is illustrated in T. Sylvén & E. Welander-Berggren, Speglar, Stockholm, 2000, p. 97.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
Sold Bukowski, Stockholm, 28 November 1996, lot 529.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France