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Huge Decorative Ornate Florentine Giltwood Mirror 190 X 150 Cm

Huge Decorative Ornate Florentine Giltwood Mirror 190 X 150 Cm

Huge Decorative Ornate Florentine Giltwood Mirror 190 X 150 Cm

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About this item

This is a stunning very elaborate antique giltwood Florentine mirror dating from the last quarter of the 20th century. 

It is certain to make a charming addition to that one special room in your home.

Florentine style refers to the art and architecture coming out of Florence, Italy during the Renaissance period. Florentine furniture is characterized by the heavy use of gilding on wood and very elaborate carved decoration.

The frame comprises a centered leaf shield, richly carved grapes, pieced leaf and flower motifs though out, barley twist to the top and sides and the bottom is centered with a scalloped shell. 

It is certain to make a charming addition to that one special room in your home.
Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 190 x Width 150 x Depth 12

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 feet, 3 inches x Width 4 feet, 11 inches x Depth 5 inches

Mirrors
are commonly used for personal grooming or admiring oneself (in which case the archaic term looking-glass is sometimes still used), decoration, and architecture.

The earliest manufactured mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass. In classical antiquity, mirrors were made of solid metal (bronze, later silver) and were too expensive for widespread use by common people; they were also prone to corrosion. Due to the low reflectivity of polished metal, these mirrors also gave a darker image than modern ones, making them unsuitable for indoor use with the artificial lighting of the time.

The method of making mirrors out of plate glass was invented by 16th-century Venetian glassmakers on the island of Murano, who covered the back of the glass with mercury, obtaining near-perfect and undistorted reflection. For over one hundred years, Venetian mirrors installed in richly decorated frames served as luxury decorations for palaces throughout Europe, but the secret of the mercury process eventually arrived in London and Paris during the 17th century, due to industrial espionage. French workshops succeeded in large scale industrialization of the process, eventually making mirrors affordable to the masses.

Dimensions

W150.0 x H190.0 x D12.0 cm

Condition

Used

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

Unknown

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

68485692
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