An exceptional Swedish Baroque pier mirror attributed to Burchard Precht (1651 - 1738)

An exceptional Swedish Baroque pier mirror attributed to Burchard Precht (1651 - 1738)

£16,500
Reference

4441

The rectangular border glass plate with gilt lead fillets and pierced mounts and capitals to the 'pilasters'. Above is an arched top plate with a scrolling border glass supporting gilt lead mounts, two in the form of baskets and the central mount in the form of an entwined eagle and serpent, representing the struggle between good and evil.

The top centre of the central plate with a reverse gilded label showing the initials P.B. under what seems to be towers all in an oval reserve. The initials almost certainly relating to Burchard Precht. An in

Sweden, circa 1710

The Precht workshop mirrors were made in the Gamla Stan section of Stockholm in the vicinity of the Royal Palace on the corner of the Lilla Nygaten and what today is called Schonfeldsgrand.  Before the names in the Gamla Stan were changed in 1885 this was called Precht's Grand, which translates as Precht's Alley.

Dimensions:

Height 118 cm / 46 12"
Width 67 cm / 26 1332"

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