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Antique Italian Parcel Gilt Trumeau Mirror Painting 19th C

Antique Italian  Parcel Gilt  Trumeau Mirror Painting 19th C | Ref. no. 09279 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref:09279

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A beautiful Antique Italian parcel gilt Trumeau mirror, circa 1860 in date.

The mirror features a top panel with a carved acanthus carved crest and diamond running pattern, framing a beautiful painting depicting a still life of bouquet summer flowers with grapes and butterflies, below this is another gilded frame with the original mirror plate all linked together with egg and dart decorated edge.


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

Condition:

In excellent condition with its original mirror plate, gilding, painting and patina, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 99 x Width 55 x Depth 5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 2 inches

Trumeau mirrors are wall mirrors set in a decorative frame that often features a painted or carved panel under or above the mirror. They were originally intended to hang on a wall between windows, providing a decorative element and bringing more light to the room.

Most antique trumeau mirrors are highly ornate and often gilded. Their larger size can easily support the design of a room just fine on its own as well as over a piece of furniture.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 09279