Italian Pair of 18th Century Louis XV Carved Mecca Mirrors
Italian Pair of 18th Century Louis XV Carved Mecca Mirrors, a pair of silver-leaf with mecca finish carved frames, lovely scrolling, floral and vegetal Louis XV carving, with mercury glasses, one is broken in the lower part, see closed-up detail.
They are originally realized as sconces, as you can easily desume by the holes in the lower part of the structures, for the missing arms.
Good age related condition, wear consistent with age and use, minor mecca losses. Italian origin, they date back to last quarter of 18th century.
height: 98 cm
width: 53.5 cm
Cembran pinewood frame and shaped cimasa are embellished with a deep carving, floral decorations, embellished with cherub heads, flanked by six winged putti masks, leaves and scrolls descending on the sides, supported by two angels, cornucopia with memento and crowns at the base. The lateral carving is enriched by further putti heads within scrolls, while the lower part of this antique mirror is adorned with vegetal motifs. The frame has an horizontal structure, centered by a modern mirror measuring 40 cm x 60 cm. The work comes from a private residence in Milan and it is in good condition, wear consistent with age and use, a minor missing leaf of the left lower part.