A unique production from the Napoleon III period, this silvered bronze table mirror features Neoclassical motifs that were prevalent during the “Second Empire”. The mirror rests upon a symmetrical two-legged easel stand with pierced elements. Two fluted S-scrolls wrapped in acanthus leaves terminate in hoof feet on the front.
The irregular shaped mirror is surrounded by a small foliate border. A floral swag and a pair of overlapping cameos partially obscure the top of the glass. The drapery terminates next to a torchere topped with an arrow quiver that is draped in linenfold. At the top of the frame is a pierced crown of curled leaves under crossed olive branches that climb across an arch embellished with gadrooning and fasces. The bottom of the mirror is graced by a floral medallion with leaf tendrils. A beautiful and large silvered bronze mirror from France that can be displayed on a shelf, mantel, or table.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including light buildup to the mirror. Some minor fading to areas of the silvered bronze.