An Italian Neoclassical Parcel Gilt and Painted Mirror

Gray and red paint and gilt.
Northern Italy, Circa 1785
Reference #: EF1319

Height: 74 inches (188 cm.)
Width: 39 ½ inches (100.3 cm.)

Collection of J Eugenia Ruspoli
Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome

Rectangular neoclassical mirror, the wide gray painted frame comprised of regularly spaced circular gilt rosettes within a narrow chanelled, gilt border, surmounted by a rectangular panel containing a frieze of three circular lion’s heads in low relief, the panel issuing gilt scrolls down either side terminating half way down the frame, with a further painted border at the base of the tips of gilt acanthus leaves.

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