Bournique (1870 - )


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Bournique (1870 - )

A Fine Pair of Italian Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors

ITALY, Circa 1890

REF No. B68960

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'.

dimensions

Height :217 cm | 85³/₈ in
Width :140 cm | 55¹/₈ in
Depth :25 cm | 9⁷/₈ in

description

A Fine Pair of Italian Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors by C. Bournique & C. / Solei Hebert.

The most distinctive feature of this fine pair of mirrors is the outset scroll and foliate rocaille carving at the shoulders of the frames. This carving clearly distinguishes the mirrors as uniquely Italian rather than French. Whilst drawing on eighteenth century French Rococo styles, the overall openness and angularity of the scrollwork indicates a specifically nineteenth century approach to the design, one which is both grand and well balanced in its proportions.

Bournique, was an important Neapolitan manufacturer of glass, crystal and mirror plates active in the second half of the nineteenth century. As indicated by the label to the reverse of the mirrors, Bournique towards the end of the century were to become successors to the firm of Solei Hebert's crystal, glass and mirror division. Their success was to continue into the early years of the twentieth century, embracing new styles and technical innovations.

The firm of Solei Hebert was an important nineteenth century Italian furniture maker and furnishing company, with a textile factory in Turin and a furniture manufactory at Palermo, Sicily. By the end of the century the 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.

maker

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.

Bournique

A Fine Pair of Italian Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirrors







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