Two mirror sconces, anonymous, c. 1755 - c. 1770

Two mirror sconces, anonymous, c. 1755 - c. 1770

Painted plate glass, gilt lime wood, h 81.0cm × w 51.3cm × d 9.5cm More details

These mirrors, painted in Canton (China), were specially made for export. They were later framed in the Netherlands in the then-current Rococo style. Thus were exotic mirrors adapted to suit Dutch interiors. Originally there would have been a metal arm at lower centre to hold two candles. The mirrors belonged to Jean Theodore Royer, a well-known collector of Chinese objects in The Hague.

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