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Barbara & Luca Spini

Barbara & Luca Spini Gilder
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Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 18:30 and Saturday by appointment only
Phone:
+39 055751304
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The golden touch

  • • Luca and Barbara represent the third generation
  • • They learned their skills from their grandfather
  • • They are inspired by Florence's rich heritage

Luca and Barbara Spini learned to work and to read wood in their grandfather’s Florentine workshop when they were young. They used to spend their summers there. They began to appreciate the art of rediscovering ancient knowledege. Within the walls of the workshop, they learned how to gild ancient frames and mirrors. They are the third generation to continue the art that their grandfather began in the 1930s. The idea of working with classical shapes and ancient techniques merges with the desire to keep a link with the past. It’s not only a matter of history, but also of identity. The fact that they are pursuing this art form in Florence, the cradle of Renaissance tradition, makes it more special and pertinent.

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Louis

The architect and ornamental designer Jean Bérain (1637-1711), one of the creators of the Louis XIV style, inspired this delicately carved and gilded wood frame mirror. Louis features lavishly decorated edges with floral ornaments, mirrored borders and a semi-circular top.

Width 80 cm
Height 158 cm

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Dante

Dante is a delicate hand carved mirror frame in signature Louis XV style, finished with pure gold leaf. Its luxurious appearance was inspired by the work of French carver François Roumier (1701-1748), official sculptor of the Court in Versailles.

Width 158 cm
Height 112 cm

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Lando

This is a typical Florentine mirror in Baroque revival style. The frame is hand carved with characteristic leaves. It was gilded with pure gold leaf with an antique finish.

Width 83 cm
Height 115 cm

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Aracne

Aracne is an elegant hand carved mirror frame finished with pure gold leaf. Its luxurious style, typical of the Rococo period, was inspired by the work of Pierre Goutier, a master guilder of the 18th century, who worked for Madame Du Barry.

Width 65 cm
Height 90 cm

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Catria

A refined gilded wood frame recalling sunrays characterizes this elegant round wall mirror of contemporary style.

Diameter 100 cm

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