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An Italian 18th century Baroque Period Giltwood mirror

List: $24,500.00

A very high quality and most elegant Italian 18th century Baroque Period Giltwood mirror. The original central mirror plate is framed within a wrap around mottled Giltwood border with and inner band of circular movements and smooth cabochons. Leading up... — Read More

  • Item # 4154
  • H: 48 in L: 32 in D: 7 in

    H: 122 cm L: 81 cm D: 18 cm

  • Italy
  • 18th Century
  • Giltwood, Mirror
  • Baroque Period Read More
  • (Baroque Period) - Derived from the Latin term meaning broken, the Baroque style used contrasting movements, exuberant details, grand movements, rich colors, and illusions to surprise and give a sense of awe. This style of art, architecture, and interior design was thought to be in response to the Protestant Reformation, which worked to limit the influence of the Catholic Church. The removal of religious elements appealed to the intellectual majority of the time, but not churchgoers. After the Council of Trent, the church imposed strict academic policies that sought to communicate religious themes throughout the arts. This short-lived period saw its decline with the help of Madame de Pompadour, who in 1750 sent her nephew on a two-year mission to Italy with the sole purpose of returning a passion for the classical arts to France.
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An Italian 18th century Baroque Period Giltwood mirror