27 May 1999
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD MIRRORED BRACKETS
Each with rectangular shelf with a foliate-carved edge above a rectangular mirrored backplate and shaped sides, carved with trophies on a diaper ground with foliate scrolls above a canted smaller shelf, with pierced strapwork pendant issuing floral garlands
21in. (53cm.) high, 13in. (33cm.) wide, 8in., (21.5cm.) deep (2)
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An identical pair of mirrored brackets is in the Muse des Arts Dcoratifs, Paris.
See also the opposite showing the carved sides.
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