Antique Napoleon III Period Gilt and Silvered Mirror

2213-29471 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

53 x 31 x 5

Location: Dallas


Featuring elaborate detail across the crown in direct contrast to the restrained framework, this Napoleon III period gilded mirror shows vestiges of its original silver leaf water gilding, and is a perfect example of the transition between the austerity of the final days of the Bourbon monarchy into the modern era that eventually developed into a republic. Exquisitely stylized foliates draw a direct design parallel to the storied fleur de lys, symbol of Kings for centuries!
Circa 1860s.
Measures 53 x 31 x 5.