Dating to the 1700s, this antique mirror from Provence, France, features a large hand-carved cartouche crest. A French artisan added the painted finish in the 20th century, adding a blue-gray hue with white accents to the previously gilded elements, such as the row of beading that encompasses the mirrored section. Each corner is embellished with additional carvings that give the mirror added depth: the bottom edges are flanked by a fluted molding, while the top is adorned with partial tassels. At the top of the mirror is a shaped crown depicting an elaborate foliate and floral arabesque festooned with piercings and raised entablatures. A beautiful hand-carved 18th-century mirror from Provence, the neutral palette allows our mirror to be hung on just about any wall of the house.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with minor rubs and age separations. Very light loss of silvering to mirror. The painted finish has been added more recently, most likely in the mid-1900s. Eyelet in the back for hanging purposes.