A rare German Baroque (Barock) carved oval mirror.
Early 17th century, circa 1620-1630.
The frame is superbly carved. The cresting with two cherubs supporting a cartouche, and seated upon displaying eagles.
The base centred by a grotesque mask typical of this early period. The oval frame is flanked by boldly-carved Barock scrolls and foliate decoration, the inner frame well carved with egg and dart. Minor losses entirely consistent with age. Plate later.
Heinrich Kreisel illustrates a related antique mirror (Neuburg/ Donau, 1620/1630) in ‘Die Kunst Des Deutschen Möbels Von Den Anfangen Bis Zum Hochbarock’, Verlag C.H. Beck, München (1974) plate 669.
Vis. similar carving to lot 75, Christies, 9th November, 2006.
46 inches high
30 inches wide
6.75 inches deep
(117 cm. high, 76 cm. wide, 17 cm. deep).
Ref. BHA 993.