rare c19th indoportuguese carved rosewood garniture of mirrors

Rare C19th Indo-Portuguese carved rosewood garniture of mirrors.


| $15,978 USD | €13,597 EUR

Item Number

ML 1701


Rare C19th Indo-Portuguese carved rosewood garniture of mirrors .
Incredibly well-detailed carved decorative set of 3 mirrors , comprising large oval mirror and pair of shelved arched-top mirror-backed side mirrors. The intricate deep carving depicting exotic fruits , vegetables and flowers from the sub-continent . The oval mirror showing European influence of design with a carved ribbon surmount . The set also features a carved pineapple motif , long regarded in the West as a symbol of wealth and hospitality.
Probably produced in the state of Goa , Western India , an area long colonised by the Portuguese as an important trading base , and reknowned for the production of quality carved wares in both timber and ivory for export to the West.
Stunning quality set of mirrors , almost certainly unique and possibly produced as exhibition pieces. A masterful 'tour-de-force' example of the skills of the carver , resulting in an arresting and flourishing display of striking visual impact together with exhuberant excess.
Excellent colour and original condition .
The deeply carved rosewood frames having achieved a glowing contrasting patination and highlights . The original oval mirror plate with minor areas of atmospheric 'foxing'. Original panelled back to oval .
H(oval) 50"
W 35"
D 4"
H (pair) 31"
W 10"
D 5"
India c. 1860
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Internal Ref: ML 1701


Height = 120 cm (47")
Width = 75 cm (30")
Depth = 10 cm (4")

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