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BOURNIQUE (founded c.1870) Full Bio

A Fine Pair of Italian Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors

BOURNIQUE (founded c.1870) Full Bio

A Fine Pair of Italian Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors

REF No. B68960

Italy, Circa 1890

H   217 cm | 85 in
W   140 cm | 55 in
D   25 cm | 9 in

Bearing a label to the reverse 'C.Bournique & C., Napoli. Via De Pretes 93, Succeduti aila ditta SOLEI HEBERT, Ramo-Specchi (Cristalli) e. verti di'.

Bournique was an important Neapolitan manufacturer of glass, crystal and mirror plates, active in the second half of the nineteenth century. Towards the end of the century the firm became successors to the crystal, glass and mirror division Solei Hebert.

Solei Hebert was an important nineteenth century Italian furniture maker and furnishing company. At the end of the century their furniture workshops in Palermo were taken over by the famous firm of Ducrot, who won medals at the 1902 Turin International Exhibition and furnished amongst other important commissions, the parliament building in Rome.

Makers Bibliography:
Giarrizzo. Mario and Aldo Rotolo, Il mobile Siciliano: dal barocco al Liberty, Flaccovio, (Rome), 2004.

Giarrizzo Mario, Rotolo Aldo. Il mobile Siciliano: dal Barocco al Liberty, Flacavio, (Rome), 2004.
L'economia siciliana a fine Ottocento (1998), Facsimile, of the Annals of Statistics, published by the Directorate General of Statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, IRAC (Istituto Regionale per il Credito e la Cooperazione.

Artist Biography

Bournique was an important Neapolitan manufacturer of glass, crystal and mirror plates, active in the second half of the nineteenth century. Towards the end of the century the firm became successors to the crystal, glass and mirror division Solei Hebert.

Solei Hebert was an important nineteenth century Italian furniture maker and furnishing company. At the end of the century their furniture workshops in Palermo were taken over by the famous firm of Ducrot, who won medals at the 1902 Turin International Exhibition and furnished amongst other important commissions, the parliament building in Rome.

Makers Bibliography:
Giarrizzo. Mario and Aldo Rotolo, Il mobile Siciliano: dal barocco al Liberty, Flaccovio, (Rome), 2004.

Literature

Giarrizzo Mario, Rotolo Aldo. Il mobile Siciliano: dal Barocco al Liberty, Flacavio, (Rome), 2004.
L'economia siciliana a fine Ottocento (1998), Facsimile, of the Annals of Statistics, published by the Directorate General of Statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, IRAC (Istituto Regionale per il Credito e la Cooperazione.

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