Antique French Gilded and Silvered Mirror

2312-34567 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

57 x 32

Location: Dallas

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During the early days of the Second (and last) Empire in France, the court's style influence began a transition to a more ornate style.  This Antique French Napoleon III Period Mirror, Gilded in Silver is an excellent example!  The embossed frame with beaded trim encircles the mirror, just as it would with a Louis Philippe period mirror, but in this case an amazingly detailed cartouche atop the crown depicts a pair of cherubs embracing an urn bursting with the bounty of the earth, with sprays intertwined with flowing ribbon emanating from the base of the urn to cascade along the top of  the frame.
Circa 1850s.
Measures 57 x 32.