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Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury

Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair Italian Giltwood Florentine Overmantle Mirror 83 x 61cm 19thCentury | Ref. no. A3911 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A3911
Price: £2,350.00
A superb fine quality pair of highly decorative Florentine giltwood overmantle mirrors, dating from Circa 1870. These rectangular...

A superb fine quality pair of highly decorative Florentine giltwood overmantle mirrors, dating from Circa 1870.

These rectangular mirrors consist of superbly hand carved giltwood frames with arrow beaded borders and scrolling acanthus leaf foliate decoration in high relief with shell ornamentation, they can be hung portrait or landscape.

The gilding is original and they are certain to make a charming addition to that one special room in your home.


Condition:
 
In excellent original condition with the original gilding, 
having only been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 83 cm x Width 61 cm x Depth 6 cm

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 foot x Depth 2 inches

Our reference: A3911

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Florentine frames
made in Florence are a centuries-old tradition maintained by several artisan guilds. Florentine items produced from the mid-19th century onward, typically reflect a contemporary interpretation of Renaissance art and furnishings. They have an ornate appearance, and are typically gold gilded.

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 in cm:

Height 83 cm x Width 61 cm x Depth 6 cm

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 foot x Depth 2 inches

Shipping:

We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.

A shipping cost to all other destinations must be requested prior to purchase.

UK shipping times are typically 3-5 business days.

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We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom, and we are not responsible for any delays in shipping or in the customs procedures of any jurisdiction, which are completely beyond our control.

Please be advised that claims for damage with certain carriers can sometimes take several months to resolve, and we would be grateful for your patience and cooperation throughout the process.

Returns will be processed and refunds issued within 2-3 business days of receipt.

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