Exceptional early 18th-century Swedish Baroque giltwood mirror in a very good original condition, wear consistent with age and use. Attributed to Buchardt Precht workshops. Ca 1720 Sweden.
H: 89cm (35")W: 54cm (21.3")D: 10cm (3.9")
The Precht family is synonymous with the production of mirrors of the highest quality in 18th Century Sweden, numerous examples having been attributed to Burchard or to his sons Gustav (d. 1763) and Christian (d. 1779). Originally from Bremen, educated in Hamburg, Burchard arrived in Stockholm in 1674 to work at Drottningholm Palace before being appointed carver to the court in 1682, further to the recommendation of the royal architect, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. Precht became extremely influential in the development and enrichment of the Swedish baroque style. His sons also achieved great success, with Christian becoming an important silversmith in Sweden during the mid-18th Century.