Carved giltwood Sansovino frame, now a mirror, Italy, 17th century - Kate Thurlow | Gallery Forty One

Carved giltwood Sansovino frame, now a mirror, Italy, 17th century

£2,000.00






Giltwood "sansovino" poplar frame, now with a mirror plate, carved profusely with pierced foliate decoration, swags, cornucopii  and with angel heads retaining their original polychrome.  Italy, probably Venice, 17th century.  Fitted with a beautiful foxed  antique mercury mirror plate.

Condition: original gilding and original polychrome decoration.  Some damage to the extremities of the carving and two small restorations to the bottom frieze 

This type of picture frame, richly carved with scrolls, masks and swags of fruit, is known as a Sansovino frame after the Italian sculptor and architect Jacobo Sansovino (1486-1570), whose buildings were particularly influential on the decorative arts from about 1530

HEIGHT: 25 in. (64 cm)
WIDTH: 27 1/2in. (70 cm)
DEPTH: 1 1/2 (4 cm)
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