Italian Neo-classical Giltwood Pier Mirror

Carved giltwood frame with neo-classical features, including classical urns, foliate swags and architectural crest with ancient Rome inspired profile with painted circular plaque, with 19th Century mercury mirror plates

Italy, circa 1790

The influence of archaeological finds in Italy, often on the Grand Tour, and the subsequent renewed interest in classical civilisation, fuelled a plethora of commissions, as erudite patrons sought to decorate their homes with a display of educated wealth and taste
H 158cm x W 62cm
H 62.23" x W 24.42"


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