Pair of 19th Century Italian Florence Engravings in Ornate Églomisé Frames
Decorate a den or office wall with these elegant, antique Florentine engravings. The framed, wall pieces show architectural scenes were engraved in Florence, Italy, circa 1880. One engraving features the Place du Grand Duc, the other the Palazzo Corsini, Firenze, Piazza del Granduca (Florence, Piazza del Granduca (Grand Duke), now known as Piazza della Signoria).
Palazzo Corsini is one of the rarest and most prestigious examples of Baroque style in Renaissance Florence and one of the most illustrative moments in the history of Florentine painting. Structured on two levels, the monumental Palace can accommodate events that welcome large numbers of sitting guests. Not only are there two floors, but the service areas are logistically well-organized.
Both pieces are protected with glass top, and set in ornate églomisé frames; they are in very good condition with markings in the back. Small chip in one corner (see last picture).
Verre Églomisé is a French term referring to the process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass to produce a mirrored finish. The name is derived from the 18th century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711–1786), who was responsible for its revival.
Measures: 22″ W x 18″ H.
|Dimensions||22 × 2.25 × 18 in|
Late 19th century