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French Giltwood Cushion Mirror

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Key Features

  • This French giltwood cushion mirror was crafted in the elaborate Louis XVI taste
  • The beveled glass panel is surrounded by acanthus leaf scrolls and shell accents
  • It exemplifies the grandeur prevalent during the last quarter of the 19th century

Item Details

  • Width:
    32" Inches
  • Height:
    41 3/4" Inches
  • Origin:
This elegant French cushion mirror is mounted by a fine Louis XVI-style giltwood frame. The frame secures the beveled, octagonal central glass along with eight additional panels bearing notched decoration. The mirror is surmounted by a mask flanked by shells and acanthus detailing. Boasting its original gilding and mirrored glass, this mirror is a beautiful 19th century example of French decorative art.

Circa 1880

32" wide x 41 3/4" high 
Styled after the designs of the legendary Thomas Chippendale, this monumental 19th century mirror is a work of art. The intricate tripartite frame is crafted of giltwood, and is decorated with graceful elements such as flourishing foliage, acanthus leaf scrolls and flowers, cascades and icicles, and two Hou-hou birds, or Japanese phoenixes.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...The History of the Mirror

A beautiful antique mirror can be one of the grandest pieces in a home. However, few people know where the true value of a mirror once lay. Today, we find value in the frames of our mirrors, but just 170 years ago, it was the mirror glass itself that was most precious. Read More »

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Price: $14,500
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