Exzellenter Trumeau-Spiegel, Berlin/Potsdam, ca. 1795


Magnificient large neoclassical Prussian trumeau mirror, celadon painted and parcel-gilt with fine detailed carving. A leaf tipped frieze above a central top panel depicting a richly carved urn with protruding flowers flanked by scrolling foliage, floral swags and ear of corn. Below another richly carved panel with foliate amidst ‘S’ scrolled grapevine garlands and leaves flanked by scrolled capitals. The mirror plate is framed with a finely carved kyma and an elegant twisted band and acanthus leaf carved border. The whole is flanked by recessed panels depicting an acanthus capital with bellflower swags on top and giltwood urns with handles and flowers at the bottom. Acquired from a private collection in Berlin, made under the reign of Frederick Wilhelm II (1744-1797), king of Prussia. His predecessor, Frederick II, known for his patronage of the Arts and the Enlightenment, appears to still influence the colour scheme of our mirror. Celadon was known to be Frederick II favourite colour. The trumeau mirror is in excellent condition, with some refreshed gilding and paintwork. It's impressive size and strong and clear design with high quality carving.


OF THE PERIOD: Louis XVI/ca. 1795
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Prussia, probably Berlin or Potsdam
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Carved celadon green painted and gilt wood
CONDITION: Excellent. Paintwork and water gilding refreshed. In excellent condition. Condition report and Expertise available on request..
HEIGHT:
187 cm (6 ft. 2 in.)
WIDTH: 120 cm (47.24 in. )
DEPTH: 7 cm (2.76 in. )
Price Upon Request
 

– Verkauft / Sold –