French Louis Philippe mirrors, such as this 19th-century giltwood version, are always in high demand; they are highly versatile pieces that mesh well with just about any style of interior design. Their subtle embellishments, in this case, a five-petal flower with a foliate margent carved on each side, are not overpowering, allowing the timeless shape and structure to hold prominence. Our Louis Philippe mirror has the traditional curved upper corners that soften the rectangular-shaped glass. A thin border of beading encompasses the mirrored section, while the floral and foliate motifs are gently carved into the protruding molding in the middle of the frame. This giltwood Louis Philippe mirror can be hung on any wall of the house, including a bathroom, hallway, dining room, or bedroom.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with minor wear and losses to gilding. Old touch-ups to gold in areas but does not detract from variegated finish. The back has loops for hanging. Partially exposed red bole and slight loss of silvering to glass, both of which are highly sought-after characteristics for antique mirrors.