Louis Philippe-style mirrors are instantly recognizable due to their rectilinear frames with rounded top corners. Typically, the carvings are subtle and restrained, but occasionally you will find a piece with more ornate embellishments, such as this silver leaf mirror with giltwood floral accents.
A gilded foliate motif outlines the roughly four-and-a-half-foot tall mirror. The leaves are enveloped by a cavetto cornice followed by an ogee molding, both in silver leaf. Gold floral and foliate margents adorn the corners and the center of the undulating border, slightly extending on top of the cavetto molding. A second gilded ring, this time repeating beading, graces the outside edge of the frame. A unique version of a timeless piece of furnishing, our silver leaf and gilded Louis Philippe-style mirror would be a focal point for any wall in the house.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with very light age separations. Light losses to the silver leaf, while some areas have been covered by the gilding. Light loss of silver to the glass, presenting as speckles. Please see photos for details.