An unusual production of a timeless piece of furniture/decorative accessory, this Louis Philippe style mirror features a wood frame with a rich, natural stain. Typically, a Louis Philippe mirror has a wooden frame covered with plaster or gesso, which serves as the base for a gold or silver gilded finish.
Hand-carved in oak in France during the 1800’s, the frame does have the traditional rounded upper corners associated with a Louis Philippe mirror. Also typical of mirrors of this style is the alternating between quarter round and cavetto moldings. In this case, the large, curved quarter round molding is adorned with foliate filled niches, which is more striking than the typical subtle motifs that adorn the gilded frames. There is a second very thin protruding molding on the other side of the cavetto, giving our 19th century oak Louis Philippe mirror additional grace. The perfect accessory for being displayed on a mantel of a living room, the mirror could also be rigged to hang on a wall of a bedroom, dining room, or hallway.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor wood losses, nicks, and rubs, specifically to the top edge. Slight loss of silver to the mirror (likely not original glass). Not rigged for hanging purposes.