A Rare Pair of Italian Giltwood Mirrors
Piemonte, 1st half of 18th Century
A very rare pair of piedmontese Mirrors, finely carved and leaf gilded, original mirror plates; moulded, pierced frame with rich foliate and floral decoration, birds and masques.
Four identical Girandole-Mirrors are in the Palazzo Madama de Casa Forte degli Acaia in Turin, Italy; the Palazzo Madama, named after Maria Cristina of France — so called “Madama Reale” — who became Duchess of Savoy in 1619, was the domicile of the first Senate of the Italian kingdom. The Palazzo was Madama Reales preferred domicile and got expanded castle-like from up to 1638 under her supervision.
Giltwood Mirror H: 187 cm, W: 118 cm