Trumeau boiserie mirrors, such as this painted white offering from France, were designed to be placed on a wall in between two windows. The motifs and color palettes of these mirrors would often match the surrounding paneling. Based on the size (seven+ feet tall and over four and a half feet wide), our mirror would have been hung in a large room such as a salon.
The inclusion of a floral latticework with canted upper corners that are topped by volute leaves indicates this mirror is in the style of the Regence Period. Also of note is the large foliate medallion that surmounts the lattice, flanked by C-scrolls that seamlessly transition into floral margents; these are traits of the Rococo style that emerged during the reign of the Regent. The shaped glass pane is surrounded by a border of beading set inside thick, protruding molding adorned with foliage. Our white trumeau mirror was crafted circa 1870, combining stucco elements with wood to create a large and beautiful wall furnishing. It can be placed over a fireplace mantel, on top of a long console table, or hung as paneling in a sitting room of any house.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks and losses and age separations commensurate with age. Old restoration work to the frame with trace evidence of old installation marks. Very light loss of silver to the glass.