Versatile in its design and function, this silverleaf Louis Philippe mirror is from France, circa 1850. The raised and convex center section of the wood has an incised foliated vine that wraps around the entire frame, forming an unbroken motif. The adjacent moldings are concave and unadorned, with a small convex section bordering the glass. The mirror has faint traces of the desirable loss of silvering.
This type of mirror became very popular as an overmantel piece in 19th century apartments throughout France. Today, the sleek lines of our antique French Louis Philippe silverleaf mirror will continue to adapt well to any of its surroundings.
CONDITION: Good overall condition with minor nicks and fleabites to silverleaf. Small age separations to wood frame. Slight loss of silvering to the glass. The mirror has not been rigged for hanging purposes. The wood frame has been touched up by a professional restorer.