A RARE AND IMPORTANT PAIR OF DANISH NEOCLASSICAL MAHOGANY OVAL MIRRORS, ATTRIBUTED TO J.C. LILLIE
H: 71 W: 37.5 inches
H: 180.3 W: 95.3 cm
Each with an oval mirror plate within a conforming molded frame, surmounted by an urn flanked by scrolling and trailing husks, above a fluted anthemion flanked by rosettes within scrolls issuing acanthus leaves.
Joseph Christian Lillie (1760-1827) was Architect and Designer to the Danish Royal Court. Very similar mirrors by Lillie are illustrated by T. Clemmensen, Møbler af N.H. Jardin, C.F. Harsdorff of J. C. Lillie, 1973, pls. 121a and 121b, and by Graham Child, World Mirrors 1650-1900, pl. 701. Neoclassical mahogany mirrors are rare and a pair is extremely rare.