A Swedish Neoclassical parcel-gilt mahogany pier mirror and console<br>Labeled PG Bylander, circa 1820
Lot 1294W
A Swedish Neoclassical parcel gilt mahogany pier mirror and console table
P.G. Bylander
first quarter 19th century
Sold for US$ 9,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from a private collection, Coconut Grove, Florida
A Swedish Neoclassical parcel gilt mahogany pier mirror and console table
P.G. Bylander
first quarter 19th century
The egg-and-dart molded peaked cornice above an applied giltwood lion mask, wings and arrows over a rectangular mirror plate flanked by winged griffins, palmettes and rosettes, the base with lobed edge over satyr form tapering cylindrical supports, the backboard mounted with a star centered by a lion mask, raised on a rectangular plinth, the reverse with paper label reading PG Bylander SPEGELFABRIK ...Gotheborg...
height 106in (269cm); width 33 1/2in (85cm); depth 20in (51cm)

Footnotes

  • P.G Bylander, one of Sweden's most celebrated makers of mirrors, was active in Gothenburg between 1810 and 1852. Works by Bylander are in the collection of The Nordislea Museum, Stockholm. For additional examples of Bylander's work, see Neoclassicism in the North, Swedish Furniture and Interiors 1770-1850 and Mobler fran Sevenska Herremanshem vol. 111. For a mirror bearing the Bylander label, see Graham Child, World Mirrors 1650-1900, fig. 712.
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