A 19th century George III style giltwood wall-mirror of grand proportions.
Rocaille borders within an ornately carved cartouche frame surmounted by a C-scroll.
The great dealers (Geoffrey Bennison, Christopher Gibbs, Madeleine Castaing, Rose Cumming, et al) were inveterate gamblers. Gambling that their chosen pieces would find an audience. An audience with the desire and the means to share in their vision.
At least, that is what I tell myself as I try to justify the sheer madness of it all.
And, all I can think is it would be madness not to take a chance.
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