Antique Signed Venetian Floral Etched Mirror
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This fabulous antique mirror features a giltwood frame in the French Louis XV style, and incredible, etched glass depicting a floral still life scene that includes an elaborate floral bouquet in vase, surrounded by fruits (pomegranates) and nuts. Entire mirror frame measures 44.5" high and the frame immediately surrounding the mirror measures 33" by 29.25". Signed by the artist. We believe this piece is of Venetian origin. Signature appears to read " R. Ongaro ", and the artist may be related to the Ongario firm that still operates today in Venice Italy, producing etched glass and mirrors. Age is unknown, but based on the condition of the glass and frame, we estimate it dates from the 19th century or possibly earlier. Mirrors etched with such intricate and beautiful designs as this one are exceedingly rare. We've yet to come across any piece like it after extensive research online. There are large cracks in the mirrored glass that surrounds the center mirror on the left side. (There is no visible damage to the etched center mirror.) Gilded frame features a tall rocaille design at the top and smaller organic design at the bottom, characteristic of the 18th century Louis XV and French Rococo styles.
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The rear center support for the upper decorative section is missing. There are two cracks to the upper decorative woodwork, but no missing pieces. At the bottom, there is a clean break to the decorative woodwork, and a missing scroll-shaped section on the left. One missing piece is on hand and could be used during restoration. All breaks and cracks could surely be restored. Thanks for visiting, and please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
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- 19th Century
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