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Mirror, Venice circa 1700
Catalog#: LAC-MI 18-1
Category: Furniture - Non-American
SubType: Chair
Origin: Italy
Era: 18th Century
Height: 65 1/2 inches inches
Width: 36 inches inches
Original Gilding fir wood (cirmolo) and orginal mirror glass are topped by a lattice work cresting of exceptionally fine carving size. The typically Venetian framing element of the mirror has burnished gilding punctuated by cartouche shaped reserves containing floral and foliate motifs on a grainy gilded base. The excited design of the finely carved cimasa, which incorporates lattice work, C-scrolls, a female mask, floral and foliate motifs and strapwork, recalls the designs of Jean I Berain (1637-1711), who became the architecte dessinateur de la Chambre et du Cabinet du Roi.

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