Pair of 18th Century Italian Louis XV Altar Giltwood Frames with Mercury Mirror For Sale
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Pair of 18th Century Italian Louis XV Altar Giltwood Frames with Mercury Mirror

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A charming pair of 18th century carved and giltwood mirrors, small altar cards or cantagloria from Italy. Shaped, with scrolling and vegetal deep carving, they are realized in cembran pinewood and have an original gold leaf gilding, dating back to 18th century and in good age related condition, coming from a private Italian collection. Mercury mirror plates have replaced lyturgical inscriptions and these antique Italian small frames are now used as decorative antique mirrors. In Italy this antique religious artworks have been placed on the altar only during Mass and they usually contain the prayers that the priest recites during the Mass. A small hole in the lower part of both frames shows a past use as wall-lights. This antique Italian Louis XV mirrors will be superlative as hanging wall decorations or on a support, to adorn an antique furniture. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago requires a governative licence for export called Belle Arti. The shipping may require additional 6-8 handling weeks to require and get the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1740
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 11.82 in. x W 9.85 in. x D 1.97 in.H 30 cm x W 25 cm x D 5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Seller Reference Number
    a540
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU2160314293471
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Located in Milan, IT
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