19th Century Hand-Carved Renaissance Revival Mantel Mirror

2304-26422 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

62.5H x 41W x 1.5D

Location: Baton Rouge


19th Century Hand-Carved Renaissance Revival Mantel Mirror is a splendid example of wood sculpture, depicting a wide variety of Classical and Baroque-inspired renditions of naturalistic scrolls, wildflowers, foliates and even conifers!  The shield-shaped form includes pierce-carved frameworks on the sides creating elaborate pilasters that support the entire affair, including a boldly double-scrolled crown lavished with mesmerizing detail.  The three prominent conifer cones serve as finials on top, and the intricate carved detail completely surrounds the original hand-beveled mirror, even across the base.  Look carefully, and you'll see the chiseled signature of the artist who sculpted the framework, E. Goelen, which is a very unusual aspect of such a work of art!  The panel on the back has been replaced recently to protect the silver which remains in exceptionally good condition.
Circa 1890s
Measures 62.5H x 41W x 1.5D