23 June 1999
A TUSCAN GILTWOOD MIRROR
Second quarter 18th Century
The arched rectangular plate flanked by further glazed panels within a foliate and floral moulded shaped frame with winged caryatids, surmounted by a broken pediment with dragons and centred by a scrolled cresting with a maiden's mask issuing foliate swags, the scrolled foliate base with winged sirens, four small glazed panels cracked, minor losses, refreshments to gilding, possibly with original plates
92 in. x 48 in. (232 cm. x 122 cm.)
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A very similar mirror is illustrated in G. Child, World Mirrors, London, 1990, p. 243, ill. 567.
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