19th Century French Giltwood Louis XV Style Beveled Mirror, C. 1875

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$5,400.00

19th Century French Giltwood Louis XV Style Beveled Mirror, C. 1875

SKU: 423-2 Category: Tag:

$5,400.00

Description

A highly elaborate style of décor that developed under the reign of Louis XV (1715-1774), the Rococo style is identified by its lively elements inspired by nature. This French giltwood beveled mirror, hand-carved circa 1875, possesses such features, making it in the style of Louis XV.

The roughly rectangular mirror has an arched top, with beveled edges on all sides. A thick quarter-round molding, set between two cavetto cornices, forms a near-continuous border, interrupted by voluminous carvings at the bottom corners and to a lesser extent at the crown. Both corners are enveloped by a gadrooned shell with a volute center that terminates in a curled leaf. The leaf has a vine-like tendril that climbs up the side, passing next to a flower that sits on top of the shell. At the top of the mirror is a luxurious crest consisting of a pierced curled leaf surrounded by volutes and a large flowering margent. All carvings are presented as asymmetrical and as they would appear in nature, however, their orientation is symmetrical, giving the mirror a balanced appearance; it is only upon close inspection that one can see the subtle nuances. At not quite 5 feet tall (58 ½ inches), our elegant giltwood Louis XV style beveled mirror would make a fantastic above any sideboard, console or fireplace mantel. It has also been professionally rigged in the back, allowing it to be hung on any wall in the house.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor age separations and losses. Old touch-ups with more recent restoration work, including professional wiring on the back (the backing is a composite board). Light loss of silver to the mirror and traces of red bole to the frame, both of which are desired traits for antique mirrors.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

In The Style Of

Louis XV, Rococo

Age

Circa 1875

Dimensions

H – 58 1/2, W - 36 1/2, D - 4 3/4

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Description

A highly elaborate style of décor that developed under the reign of Louis XV (1715-1774), the Rococo style is identified by its lively elements inspired by nature. This French giltwood beveled mirror, hand-carved circa 1875, possesses such features, making it in the style of Louis XV.

The roughly rectangular mirror has an arched top, with beveled edges on all sides. A thick quarter-round molding, set between two cavetto cornices, forms a near-continuous border, interrupted by voluminous carvings at the bottom corners and to a lesser extent at the crown. Both corners are enveloped by a gadrooned shell with a volute center that terminates in a curled leaf. The leaf has a vine-like tendril that climbs up the side, passing next to a flower that sits on top of the shell. At the top of the mirror is a luxurious crest consisting of a pierced curled leaf surrounded by volutes and a large flowering margent. All carvings are presented as asymmetrical and as they would appear in nature, however, their orientation is symmetrical, giving the mirror a balanced appearance; it is only upon close inspection that one can see the subtle nuances. At not quite 5 feet tall (58 ½ inches), our elegant giltwood Louis XV style beveled mirror would make a fantastic above any sideboard, console or fireplace mantel. It has also been professionally rigged in the back, allowing it to be hung on any wall in the house.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor age separations and losses. Old touch-ups with more recent restoration work, including professional wiring on the back (the backing is a composite board). Light loss of silver to the mirror and traces of red bole to the frame, both of which are desired traits for antique mirrors.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

In The Style Of

Louis XV, Rococo

Age

Circa 1875

Dimensions

H – 58 1/2, W - 36 1/2, D - 4 3/4

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