Empire Style Giltwood Console Mirror


The Empire Style Giltwood Console Mirror is a stunning decorative piece that combines classic elegance with a touch of opulence. The frame is oil gilded with Dutch metal leaf, then distressed to reveal a red gesso layer beneath, giving it an antique patina and a sense of history. The mirror's backplate adds depth and brightness to any space, reflecting light and enhancing the room's ambiance.

The mirror's design features two column-like sides, each adorned with ebonised roundels, adding contrast to the gilded surface. The top section is decorated with an intricate flower motif, contributing to the Empire style's blend of structure and ornamentation. This console mirror would look elegant above a console table or mantlepiece, serving as a focal point and elevating the surrounding decor.

Empire style furniture, from which this mirror draws inspiration, emerged in the early 19th century, influenced by the aesthetics of Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as British and French empire design. Napoleon's rule during the First French Empire saw a surge in this style, characterized by a mix of restraint and embellishment.

Typical elements of Empire style furniture include columns with rope-twist carvings, animal-paw feet, anthemion (a classical floral design), stars, and acanthus-leaf ornamentation. These motifs are often combined with gilding, lending a sense of grandeur and authority to the furniture. This Empire Style Giltwood Console Mirror encapsulates these design principles, offering a sophisticated and historically inspired addition to any home.

Size: Width: 152cm | Depth: 13cm | Height: 125cm

Console Table sold separately. 

Item Code : EB955AG

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