Antique Silverleaf Louis Philippe Mirror from France, 19th Century
This versatile, clean lined, antique French Louis Philippe style mirror is over 100 years old and can still be used with almost any period or style of furnishing. On this mirror, the moldings and ornamental silverleaf motifs have been gilded with high and low sheens. There is an incised motif of scrolling vines and flowers in a high sheen silverleaf ground on a low sheen silverleaf ground. The interior molding is linear beading surrounding the mirror/glass portion. The original red bole is showing in areas under the silver, giving credence to its age. The original mirror/glass has the characteristic and desirable minor losses of silvering.
CONDITION: Age separations, minor rubs, nicks, scratches and chips to silverleaf and wood; Losses of silvering on glass.
H=45 1/4, W=34 3/4
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