Hand-carved in Florence, Italy, this pair of wall mirrors have been surrounded by giltwood carvings on top of painted boiserie panels. The panels, which feature a column of crenellation along each edge, have been painted in a polychrome gray-green.
Both the entablature and the plinth have several layers of molding, some with gilt embellishments. In the center of each panel is a symmetrically shaped mirror with a giltwood border. Above the mirror is a lovely volute margent that spans the entire width of the glass. Two similar, smaller margents fill the canted corners at the bottom of the mirror. A beautiful pair of mirrors with subtle carvings, they can be hung directly onto a wall or inset architecturally, in the style of boiserie paneling.
CONDITION: Good condition with light age separations to wood. Minor losses and rubs to painted areas. Buildup to glass with light loss of silvering. Metal loops installed on the back for hanging purposes.