20 April 2007
AN ITALIAN BLUE-PAINTED AND MECCA (SILVER-GILT) MIRROR
LATE 18TH FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
With a crest of flaming torches above an acanthus and paterae-carved frame, with scrolled feet and central draped swag, marked numerous times in black ink '4' and marked in white chalk '6993-I'
51 in. (130 cm.) high, 26¼ in. (66.5 cm.) wide
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