"Richly Carved Louis XV Mirror, Northern Italy (veneto) Circa 1740"Louis XV richly carved mirror
Northern Italy (Veneto), around 1740
Carved and gilded wood
Dimensions: 80 x 54 cm.
It is a refined Louis XV mirror, made around 1740, characterized by an elegant carving in the most classic Rococò style. The sculpture reflects all the typical rocaille canons, where a game of concentric scrolls, adorned with flowering shoots, is arranged around a round mirror, while in the upper part there is an irregular scroll, also filled with a small mirror.
Although the transition between the Baroque sumptuousness and the graceful lightness of the eighteenth-century Rococo had its cradle in France, Italy, thanks to the flourishing commercial exchange with the territories beyond the Alps, soon adapted to this type of carving.
It was Northern Italy in particular (with the three nerve centers Turin, Milan and Venice) that was the first to appropriate the new imaginative decorative canons. As we can see in our beautiful mirror, characterized by the opulence typical of Venetian masters, the carvings that give shape to the Rococo frames are, as in the Baroque, rich in scrolls, curls and stylized leaves and flowers
However, they are distinguished from the latter by their thinness, lightness and breadth of the openings. The lightness of the Rococò decorations is also supported by an imaginative asymmetry, sometimes imperceptible at first glance, which gives the artifacts that tone of graceful beauty typical of all the arts of the early eighteenth century.
The state of conservation is very good. Small defects and shortcomings, in keeping with the time.
The work, like any other object, is accompanied by an expertise of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law (FIMA - CINOA).
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