Monumental Florentine Mirror with Planter
Carved and gilded wood
Cm 268 high x 140 wide (mirror)
Cm 47 high x 150 wide x 37 deep (planter)
This monumental, 18th century Florentine Italian carved giltwood mirror with matching floor-standing cabriole legged planter is a historical showpiece in search of a palatial home setting. The sheer size of the mirror and planter, at over 10 feet tall combined, makes for a stunning focal point in any style of interior, from eclectic antique traditional to bright Minimalist modern. The hand carved wooden frame is an explosion of golden Rococo style, with swirling interwoven acanthus leaves, scallop shell motifs and repeating fish scale border surrounding the beveled mirror. The frame and planter are in good condition for their age, with some cracks and small losses. The mirror glass is complete, with no cracks or chips, though there are a variety of small spots in the silvering.