Pair of Vintage Italian Carved Giltwood Sunburst Mirrors with Four-Tier Rays
Add a beautiful shine to your home with this large pair of eye-catching sun mirrors. Created in Italy circa 2010 and over 5 feet in diameter, each vintage mirror has a Classic Sunbeam shape with four-tier rays, a central circular mirror plate encircled by a band carved and gilt to resemble a rope. The final ray is carved from a separate board, and placed in a way that creates a sunburst effect and adds sculptural depth. Both important wall decor are in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorn a rich antique patinated gilt finish. These important versatile mirrors could be placed on each side of a mantel, in a hallway or in a large entry over a pair commodes or console tables. The sunburst, a captivating decorative motif, finds its origins intertwined with the radiant halos that graced figures in medieval religious artworks. The rich history of the sunburst mirror unfurls its earliest threads in the era of the Sun King. Legend has it that each dawn, the Sun King would rise and fix his gaze upon the sunburst mirror, enveloping himself in the illusion of being at the heart of the sun’s rays, an emblem of his supremacy. Measure: 63″ diameter.
|Dimensions||63" W x 63" D x 5" H|
Early 21st Century