Regency Giltwood Classical Overmantel Mirror
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This magnificent English Regency giltwood and gesso overmantel mirror in neo-classical style features a frieze with an elaborate molded Roman scene in high relief over three mirrored, beveled edged panels, flanked by fluted columns with Corinthian capitals. From the early 19th century. Below the cove-shaped pediment are repeating spherules. Measures 53" wide by 35" high by 4.5" deep. Purchased from Saint Cloud Antiqities de France of Alexandria VA in the early 1990s.
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We believe this scene depicts Ceres (in a lion-drawn carriage), the Roman goddess of grain, daughter of Saturn and Ops. She was identified by the Romans with the Greek Demeter. Her worship was connected with that of the earth goddess and involved in fertility rites.
An identical mirror is pictured and described on page 246 of Judith Miller's wonderful book, Furniture, World Styles from Classic to Contemporary, published by DK Publishing in 2005. This is the only over-mantle mirror featured in the section on nineteenth century mirrors. Thanks for visiting. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
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