Italian mirror with mercury and gilded wood

Mercury mirror and gilded wood.

The pediment is composed of an oval mirror decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls that unfold all around the mirror.

As in France, depending on its position in the house, more or less close to the ceremonial rooms or the private apartments of the master of the place, the screens were or were not furnished with mirrors. The splendor of this mirror allows us to say that it was certainly a palace!

Circa 1730
Northern Italy

Height : 322,58 inch (127cm)
Width : 218,44 inch (86cm)

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