19th Century Solid Silver Mughal Indian Repoussé Mirror 116x86cm

£25,000.00

  • A fine mid-19th-century Indian mirror, the frame of solid silver
  • Solid silver ornament is rare, much was melted down and repurposed
  • This repoussé mirror frame is finely modelled and chased with crisp detail
  • Only a member of the Mughal court or wealthy merchant could afford such a lavish piece
  • The weight of silver is 11kg
  • Louis XIV, King of France had a collection of solid silver furniture to grace the Royal apartments at Versailles
  • It was all sent to the mint in 1689 to help fund the War of the Grand Alliance
  • H116.5 x 86cm
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Description

A fine 19th-century solid silver mirror frame, the broad cushion frame profusely worked with repoussé scrolls and ornament, the corners with cast silver mounts fashioned as single acanthus leaves.

India, circa 1830

Height 116.5 x 86cm

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