Pair of Gilded Rococo Wall Mirrors

1745-1755
$80,000 USD
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Dimensions
W: 34.0" D: 3.0" H: 60.0"
Materials
Paint
Wood
Mirror
Plaster
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CFC716
Estimated Shipping
$2,000

This show-stopping pair of grand 18th-century wall mirrors are beautifully designed in accordance to prevailing tastes of the Rococo period and are attributed to the workshops of Würzburg or Bamberg of Lower Franconia, Germany. Dated to circa 1745-1755, the pair exemplifies Rococo furniture, defined by lavish ornamentation, lightness of form, and sculptural silhouettes.

The gorgeous wooden frames are ornately decorated with rocaille carvings of asymmetric c-scrolls and botanical foliage, sculpted with a finish of plaster, white paint and gilt pigments. Acanthus leaves enhance the scrolled design with a sense of movement and spontaneity, while graceful flower garlands drape down the sides, dotted with fruits, buds and trumpet-form blossoms. The gilding that accents the scrollwork and highlights each botanical flourish has aged beautifully with time, revealing the red underlayer with an inimitable aged finish. The intricate frames enclose large antique mirrors of two glass panes, now tarnished for an irregular, spoiled glass appearance.

Mirror backings are replacement. Minor losses to plaster finish. A clean break to one frame has been restored.

From the collection of Frances and Gary Comer.

Additional Dimensions:
Visible Mirror: 24"W x 40"H

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