Antique French Louis XVI Oval Gilded Mirror

2307-26438 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

49H x 37W x 9D

Location: Baton Rouge


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Antique French Louis XVI Oval Gilded Mirror is a stunning work of art with a classic and romantic theme!  Celebrating both the power of love and the beauty of nature, the design shows the influence of the Louis XVI style with the timeless expression of a pair of lovebirds in bold relief mingling above an extraordinary background of floral and foliate sprays, including olive branches, and the timeless torchere & carquois de fleche, crossed and symbolizing both the power and the longevity of the French monarchy.  The symbols date back to ancient Greek and Roman references, but were commonly and artistically used to help define the neoclassical revivals fomented by the French over the course of centuries.  The remainder of the frame is an intricate combination of laurel, acanthus plume and beaded molding, surrounding the original beveled mirror itself.  The entire framework and sculptures exhibit a gold finish that has achieved a lovely patina over the decades, only adding to the visual allure of this magnificent example of the genre.
Circa early 1900s
Measures 49H x 37W x 9D
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