A Louis XVI Style Water Gilded Mirror in the period style after a Louis XVI girandole. The original was auctioned as a pair at Christies European Works of Art, 25th June 1997.
This mirror was hand carved in solid mahogany and gilded in gold leaf for a sumptious finish.
The frame is boldly pierced and cast with foliate scrolling ornament, the crestings modelled as ribbon tied crossed quivers and torches with tassell terminals. Entirely hand carved with further detailing and definition carried out in the gesso layer. The 23¾ carat gold leaf has a ‘bright and matt’ effect with highlighted areas burnished with an agate stone and there is slight distressing to expose the bole beneath.
This beautiful mirror would look wonderful in both traditional and contemporary homes as a beautifully crafted statement piece.
Width: 21¼ inches | Height: 29 inches
Width: 54.5 cm | Height: 75 cm
Item code: MR014WG
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