This dramatic narrow, 2 piece Victorian mirror is referred to as a pier mirror. These were originally intended to reflect light in a room. Today's uses also include using them in hallways or on stair case landings. The carvings on the arched crest are superb. The garlands of flowers, ribbons and bows are life size and realistic in execution. Between the mirror and crest is a long narrow panel of scrolling vines and leaves. Notice the carved capitals on either side of the mirror and additional long panels of more leaves with bell flowers. There are small applied panels of burled walnut above and below the mirror. Large carved acanthus leaves rest just below the mirror as well. The base cabinet is supported by turned and highly carved columns in the front. Look closely and notice the 2 recessed panels in the back with applied burled walnut panels with delicate incised carvings. The mirror and base rests on boldly carved paw feet which are uniquely angled. The mirror is in excellent condition. The finish has a warm color and is also in excellent condition. 104"h X 31"w X 16"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1870's.
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