An impressive Rococo Mirror
Naples | ca 1740 | gilded wood
A Rococo double framed mirror elaborately decorated and carved. The flanks are adorned with two female heads who are sporting a headdress with large feathers. Above them two dragons are roaring and keeping watch on the onlooker. The mirror is crowned with a small tilted oval mirror. The mirror is extensively decorated with acanthus leaves, flowers, foliage, ‘S’ scrolls and a small face of a putti with a flower crown above the largest mirror.
Dr. A Berendsen, Het meubel, van gotiek tot biedermeier, Hilversum, 1967, page 90, fig 124, illustrated.
Collection Castiglioni, Italy; 1951 Harry Eichhorn Collection Amerongen; His Sale Christie’s Amsterdam, 19 december 1996; Where bought by Private collection Antwerpen, where bought by Collection Mr. Z. O. H M. baron van Hövell tot Westerflier