This spectacular and rare pair of decorative polychrome wood fruit-and-flower garland boiserie wall "reflectors" date from the eighteenth century, in Genoa, Italy. Their top shelves, with original mirrors foxed over time, allow a space for a candle to be placed and reflect light across the room.
These charming decorative and functional Genoese pieces provide a unique look into the past and add character, symmetry, and light to any room or hallway. This pair would be an illuminating and unexpected choice for both modern and traditional interiors.
Note one of the two mercury mirrors has a crack at the top and is recommended to keep-as is. Mirrors made by this technique sparkles beautifully in the light. The technique of making mercury glass mirrors was retired in the early 1900s.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 64½" high x 8" wide x 11½" deep
Approx. overall 164cm high x 20cm wide x 29cm deep