Among the most striking pieces in the Spini collection is Cellini, a mirror that takes us back in time, since it was inspired by an ancient story from the Baroque period.
This elegant mirror in carved wood was designed to evoke the touch of the great artists of Mannerism and Baroque. As the name reveals, this mirror was inspired by the art of Cellini, the famous Florentine artist whose work still amazes and inspires generations of artists.
Magical and loaded with history, this mirror was created by master craftsmen who work for Spini to create a tribute to the Tuscan aristocracy of the 16th and 17th centuries, and in particular, to immortalise a particular Tuscan legend, that of Lucida Mansi.
A noble woman of the time, Lucìda Mansi lived in one of Tuscany's most luxurious villas – Palazzo Mansi - and was considered one of the most beautiful women in the city. She was as cruel as she was beautiful: when she tired of her lovers, she killed them.
Obsessed by her own beauty, she covered the walls of her rooms with beautiful mirrors, hand-made by the best craftsmen, until one day she noticed a wrinkle on her face. She decided to make a deal with the devil to maintain her youthful appearance.
The legend narrates that she sold her soul for thirty years of youth, and after that time, the devil came for her. She tried to escape, but received the eternal condemnation to horrible torment.
Apparently, the woman's ghost can still be seen walking through her sumptuous villa.
Therefore, this mirror goes beyond being a mere design object to engage our imagination and take part in a magical story, which immediately shows in its design. Luxurious and thoroughly Baroque, Cellini is certainly a mirror that will not go unnoticed.