Biedermeier Pair of Italian Mahogany Mirrors Inlaid with Ivy Decoration


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Exceptional and fascinating red mahogany wooden mirrors; the edges have been decorated with a design of graceful and soft ivy shoots (Hedera helix) made with the prestigious technique of inlay using birch wood; the sturdy ground mirrors have been replaced over time, so they are in excellent condition. The decoration is symmetrical, so the mirrors can be hung both horizontally and vertically. They were produced in Biedermeier style between 1905 and 1908 by master carpenters in an artisan workshop in Lendinara (Veneto, Rovigo, Italy), where one of the best known and appreciated forms of woodworking in the area was that of woodworking, which over time gave rise to one of the most prestigious furniture manufacturing districts in the Veneto region; the artisans of Lendinara since 1300 were already specialized in the art of marquetry; to the family of "Canozi da Lendinara" is associated the origin of the "Certosina inlay" technique and of other admirable artistic works of wood that still today can be found in the churches of the city. The technique of inlay, of ancient origins, flourished mainly in Italy, in the Veneto as we said, and in Tuscany (Florence, Siena), the technique was perfected more and moreover the centuries, and spread throughout Europe, this art reached its peak between the end of the eighteenth century until the end of the nineteenth century and continued in the early twentieth century with the Art Noveau style, they built desks, chests, frames, tables, chairs, clocks, etc., the most frequent motifs of inlays were arabesques, flowers, festoons, garlands, leaves, and branches, according to the tastes and demands of the most refined customers. In the symbolism of plants, ivy represents fidelity, continuity, but also passion and lust, according to the Celts was a symbol of immortality, eternity of the Spirit, and Nature. Those who love original and refined furnishings will be enchanted by these two inlaid mirrors, capable of bringing delicate elegance and great artistic value into the home. Measures each mirror width 90 cm, height 70 cm, depth 3 cm

Current list price: €2.200,00

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70H x 90W x 3D
Dimensions (inch):
27,56H x 35,43W x 1,18D
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Mahogany, Mirror
Good; Wear consistent with age and use.
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