The distinctive and refined carving of this rare mirror set it apart from most of its recorded contemporaries and was clearly considered exemplary when published in Mobili Piemontesi del sei e Settecento (op. cit.), where it is cited as part of the Giuseppe Rossi collection. It is interesting to note the similarity in treatment between the refined high relief carving of the mask and that to a mid-18th century console table commissioned by Carlo Emanuele III (1701-1773) for the Palazzo Reale,Turin and made by Gian Pietro Baroni di Tavigliano; the design for the table, signed by Baroni survives in the Biblioteca Nazionale, Turin, see A. Griseri, Un Inventario per l’Esotismo, Villa della Regina, 1755, Turin, 1988, pls 16 & 17. The unmistakably north Italian interpretation of the rococo frame shares certain notable attributes with other published Piedmontese mirrors, such as the high cresting with central 'halo'-like opening, the small central alongside the integral feet to the base, see G. Child, World Mirrors, London, 1990, Italy, pp. 257-295, figs 566, 587, 611, 612, 625 and 626.