19th Century French Napoleon III Embossed & Gilded Mirror

2202-1704 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

78.5H x 45W x 1.5D

Location: Baton Rouge


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19th Century French Napoleon III Embossed & Gilded Mirror displays extraordinary detail in a celebration of the classical style!  Embossing patterns include a bordering all around, with a tier of intriguing foliates, next to a gold bordering and a raised, half-cylindrical molding that is raised from the surface and embossed to depict bundled florals with several types of flowers represented in the detail.  Finally, around the original beveled mirror itself appears one last triple tier of gold molding with beading accent.  The original silver is starting to show distress at the bottom, typical for mirrors of this age, which to the cognoscenti only adds to the charm and allure!  A tailored corbel appears at the bottom on each side as a finishing transitional touch to the surface upon which the mirror is mounted, which can range anywhere from the floor to a magnificent fireplace mantel!  A new backing has been installed in the last 40 or 50 years to protect the original silver.
Circa 1870s
Measures 78.5H x 45W x 1.5D