SOLD: A Swedish Gustavian period giltwood painted mirror circa 1780 with hand-carved ribbon-tied quiver and arrows as well as torch motifs. Indulge in the elegance of the 18th century with this Swedish Gustavian period giltwood mirror, a stunning showcase of artisanal craftsmanship. Circa 1780, this exquisite mirror radiates charm and historic grandeur through its intricate hand-carved elements and softly painted cream background.
The upper section of the mirror is adorned with an intricate motif of a ribbon-tied quiver and arrows alongside a blazing torch, elegantly carved and gilded to stand out against the backdrop. These symbols of love and enlightenment, nestled within a laurel wreath, serve as the central focal point, their intricate detailing a testament to the master craftsmanship of the Gustavian period.
Encircling these motifs is an exquisite border of petite carved beads, adding depth and texture to the design. Fluted motifs flank either side of the scene, their vertical lines gracefully accentuating the mirror's height while enhancing its regal aura.
The lower section features a central mirror plate, expertly set to capture and reflect light. This reflective centerpiece is encompassed by a delicate band of petite carved beads and twisted ribbons, which elegantly mirror the motifs from the top.
This Gustavian period giltwood painted mirror combines the essence of Swedish history and artistry, providing a touch of timeless elegance to any space. Whether placed in an entrance hall, living room, or bedroom, this mirror is sure to add a dash of 18th-century charm to your home.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 67"H x 2.5"D x 29.25"W
Inventory Number: XX452