Mirrors produced during the Louis Philippe period are typically rectangular with rounded upper corners and square bottom corners, as seen on this lovely mirror. Hand-carved in France in the mid-1800’s, the surrounding gold frame has characteristics of a Louis Philippe mirror, such as the beaded border around the glass and the floral motif along the quarter round molding, which is flanked by two cavetto cornices.
What makes this mirror a truly unique find is the large carved bow on the top molding. Louis Philippe mirrors are known for subtle embellishments to the frame; however, this frame has an exquisitely carved crinkled ribbon bow which traverses from one rounded corner to the other.
In the 1800’s, Louis Philippe mirrors were often placed above fireplace mantels in apartments throughout Paris. With restrained beauty and clean lines, our 19th century Louis Philippe mirror with crinkled bow motif can be paired with just about any style of design. It can once again be displayed above a mantel or hung on the wall of any room.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor rubs and losses to gilding. Slight loss of silvering to mirror. Small age separations to frame.