Neoclassical mirror from Lucca

Submitted by Massimo Sarandrea on the 5th of August 2015


Workers from Lucca of the eighteenth century
Neoclassical mirror from Lucca
Late eighteenth century
Dimensions: h. 98 cm x l. 134 cm
Carved wood with gilding in gold gouache


A magnificent example of neoclassical mirror from Lucca, the specimen in question has in itself all the classic elements that define the origin. Garlands decorations that recall the ancient and especially the relief almond shaped with vignette classical cherubs playing, decorated in blue lacquer, which is found in many coeval examples of the area of Lucca.

The work gilded with gold gouache is in good condition with mirrors and original liners still in place.

Bibliography: Enrico Colle, Il Mobile Lucchese, Lucca 2009, Maria Pacini Fazzi publisher, pp.177 / 179