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Antique French Wall Mirror, Louis-Philippe Style Silvered Mirror, circa 1900
Located in Paris, FR
Antique french wall mirror, Louis-Philippe style. Re-gilding to the patinated silvered leaf, decoration of the antique frame with leafs and small flowers. Modern glass mirror. Antiqu...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Silver Leaf

Lovely Antique Italian Gesso Gilt Mirror
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very early 19th century Italian oval mirror with original paint. Later glass but still has some age. Frame has lovely curlicues and flourishes. #4169.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Gesso

Antique French Stripped Pine and Gesso Paneled Mirrors
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome pair of French stripped pine and gesso paneled mirrors made from antique moldings. Great for the modern farmhouse look. Note: Price listed is per item.
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Early 20th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Pine

Antique Gold Giltwood Gesso French Victorian Deep Frame Wall Mirror
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique gold giltwood Gesso 30" French Victorian deep frame wall mirror, circa early 1900s. Measurements: 26.75" H x 30" W x 3.75" D.
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Early 20th Century North American Victorian Wall Mirrors

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Gesso, Mirror, Wood

Antique Gold Giltwood & Gesso English Robert Adam Style Rectangular Wall Mirror
By Robert Adam
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early 20th Century carved gold giltwood and gesso English Robert Adam style rectangular wall mirror. Item features an iron and gesso blooming floral bouquet with draping acanthus lea...
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Vintage 1920s English Adam Style Wall Mirrors

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Gesso, Mirror, Giltwood

Early 20th C. Antique French Gilt Mirror Floral Details Gesso & Carved Wood
Located in New York, NY
From early 20th century France, an elegant gold gilded gesso and carved wood mirror with intricate floral decorative details. Original mirror has attractive minor spotting and aging....
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Early 20th Century French Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Gesso, Mirror, Wood

Antique Wall Mirror, English, Victorian, Gilt Gesso, Overmantel, circa 1850
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique wall mirror, an English Victorian, gilt gesso frame with later mirror plate, a 19th century overmantel mirror dating to circa 1850. A super period gilt gesso fr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gesso

19th Century French Giltwood and Gesso Frame with Antique Mirrored Inset
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century French giltwood and gesso frame that has been made into a mirror with antique mirror inset.
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Antique 19th Century French Baroque Wall Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Antique French Gesso & Gilt Tall Wood Beveled Over Mantel Mirror, circa 1920
Located in New York, NY
Large French gold carved wood frame beveled mirror with decorative details and a torch motif at the top from the early 20th Century. Imported from Europe. This can be seen at our 333...
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Early 20th Century European French Provincial Mantel Mirrors and Firepla...

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Gesso, Mirror, Wood

1880s Antique Gold Framed Mirror with Carved Wood and Gesso
Located in New York, NY
1880s antique picture frame with new mirror. Carved wood and gesso frame with original gold paint. Minor losses. This can be seen at our 333 West 52nd St location in the Theater Dist...
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Antique 1880s American Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Large Antique Mirror, Tall, Victorian, Gilt Gesso, Dressing, 19th Century
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a large antique mirror, a tall, English, Victorian, gilt gesso dressing mirror dating to the mid-19th century, circa 1850. A super period gilt gesso frame Victorian in th...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Wall Mirrors

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Gesso

George II Giltwood and Gesso 18th Century Antique Wall Mirror
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Delightful 18th Century George II Period Giltwood And Gesso Wall Mirror Having Attractive Open Carved Shell Flanked By C Scrolls Surmount Above Replacement Rectangular Mirror Pla...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George II Wall Mirrors

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Gesso, Giltwood

Antique Wall Mirror, French, Gilt Gesso, Oval, Ornate, Victorian, circa 1850
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique wall mirror. A French, gilt gesso oval mirror with ornate frame, dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1850. Superb detail and appealing hues Displaying ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Victorian Wall Mirrors

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Gesso

Antique Oval Mirror, English, Gilt Gesso, Mercury Plate, Georgian, circa 1800
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique oval mirror. An English, gilt gesso mirror with mercury plate, dating to the Georgian period, circa 1800. Superb Georgian mirror Displays a desirable aged pati...
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Antique Late 18th Century British George IV Wall Mirrors

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Gesso

Antique Large Natural Gesso Overmantle or Wall Mirror, Mid 20th Century
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality large natural gesso (with loads of aging and patination) overmantle or wall mirror, mid 20th Century with lovely charm and elegance. Could be hung in portrait or land...
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Mid-20th Century Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Gesso

Antique 19th Century Gilt Gesso Framed Wall Mirror
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique 19th century antique gilt gesso framed wall mirror with lovely ornate scrolls and foliage decoration. This is an original mirror. A charming quality example. Measures: ...
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Antique 19th Century English Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood

  • Antique 19th Century Gilt Gesso Framed Wall Mirror
  • Antique 19th Century Gilt Gesso Framed Wall Mirror
  • Antique 19th Century Gilt Gesso Framed Wall Mirror
  • Antique 19th Century Gilt Gesso Framed Wall Mirror
H 35.04 in. W 18.12 in. D 15.75 in.
Antique French Neoclassical Large Trumeau Floor Mirror Gold Figural Gesso
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French neoclassical style large trumeau floor mirror golf figural Gesso 76 x 54. Item features a large impressive size, gold gilt gesso figural details, maiden faces, urns an...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Antique Gesso Wall Mirror, Italian, Giltwood, Glass, Shield, Victorian, C.1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique gesso wall mirror. An Italian, giltwood and glass shield mirror, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Striking wall mirror with Italianate elegance ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood

Antique Bevelled Mirror, English, Gilt Gesso, Overmantel, Hall, Victorian, 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique bevelled mirror. An English, gilt gesso overmantel or hall mirror, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1900. Pleasingly heavy with appealing gilt finish Disp...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Wall Mirrors

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Glass

Monumental Antique Louis XV Style Wood and Gilt Gesso Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
A palatial antique Louis XV style wood and gilt gesso mirror. Oval in form having scrolling foliate and acanthus border with pierced carved crest centered with a carved sea shell.
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Wood

18th Century Antique Swedish Rococo Giltwood and Gesso Mirror, circa 1750
Located in Vero Beach, FL
This is an excellent 18th century gilded and ornately carved wooden wall mirror with beautiful Gesso ornaments. It is in the original condition with great patina. The glass plate is ...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Rococo Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Mirror

19th Century Neoclassical Mirror in Gold Giltwood and Gesso, Antique
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A 19th century neoclassical mirror in gold giltwood and gesso with a bezelled mirror in mercury. Measures: H 125cm, L 83cm, P 8.5cm.  
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Antique 1870s French Neoclassical Wall Mirrors

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Wood

Late 18th Century Antique Girandole Gilt Gesso Mirror
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique girandole mirror dating to the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, circa 1800. A super example, this wall mirror is framed in giltwood and gesso, the moulding ...
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Antique Late 18th Century British Rococo Girandoles

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Gesso

Antique Giltwood and Gesso Louis XV Style Girandole Mirror
Located in London, GB
A sumptuous antique giltwood and gesso Louis XV style girandole mirror. The generous pediment is in the form a single putti holding aloft garlands of summer flowers among scrolling f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Girandoles

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Gesso, Giltwood

Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
Located in Barcelona, ES
Louis Philippe mirror with finely carved floral details and terrific patinated parcel-gilt finish. France, circa 1840. The frame has parcel-gilt gold leaf accents and an amazing pat...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

  • Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
  • Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
  • Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
  • Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
H 39.38 in. W 33.47 in. D 2.37 in.
Antique French Oval Gold Gilded Louis Philippe Mirror
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful antique French oval mirror with handsome ornaments. The top ornament is centered upon a shell pediment flanked by acanthus and floral elements. The lower ornament has the...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gold Leaf

French Antique Oval Mirror, circa 1930
Located in Paris, FR
French oval mirror, early 20th century. Painting imitation wood and gilded floral ornaments framing the glass. Patina over time, origin color. Partial restored, re-gilding to the pat...
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Vintage 1930s French Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Gesso

Trumeau Mirror with Antique White and Gilded Finish, circa 1920s
Located in Troy, MI
Trumeau style mirror found in Italy, circa 1920s. Classical figures rendered in relief at top antique white painted finish with gilded accents at the borders. Actual Mirror Size: 4...
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Early 20th Century Italian Trumeau Mirrors

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Gesso, Mirror, Wood

Small French Antique Mirror, circa 1880
Located in Paris, FR
Small French antique mirror, circa 1880. Black antique frame and imitation mahogany wood with decoration laurel leaves and small rosettes. Antique wood back. Antique frame width: 2.1...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Gesso

  • Small French Antique Mirror, circa 1880
  • Small French Antique Mirror, circa 1880
  • Small French Antique Mirror, circa 1880
  • Small French Antique Mirror, circa 1880
H 10.44 in. W 8.47 in. D 1.38 in.
Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror with Serpentine Top
Located in Casteren, NL
A very rare French Louis Philippe mirror with ornate rococo crest and gadrooned edge. The asymmetrical crest features classic elements such as C-scrolls, acanthus, flowers, and lea...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firepl...

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Antique 19th Century Napoleon III French Oval Mirror
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful large oval mirror with rich ornaments and original facetted mirror plate. The mirror has a very warm antique look and feel. The mirror has an ornate top decoration with ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Mantel Mirrors and Fireplac...

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century Antique French Oval Gold Leaf Gilt Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful antique French oval mirror that was made in France, circa 1880. The mirror frame is decorated with an elegant top ornament. It features a berried laurel wreath tied toge...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gold Leaf

19th Century French Louis Philippe Mirror in Antique White
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful antique French Louis Philippe mirror has an ornate crest on top and floral ornaments in both lower corners. The gadrooned frame has a pearl beading surrounding the o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firepl...

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Gesso, Mirror, Pine

Antique French Gold Leaf Louis Philippe Mirror with Cartouche
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful antique Louis Philippe mirror is completely gold leaf gilt and is adorned with wonderful ornaments. The sculpted cartouche at the top is centered upon a large scallop...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firepl...

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Gold Leaf

Antique Napoleon III Style Giltwood Mirror
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Napoleon III style giltwood and composition mirror, late 19th century. With gold leaf finish and beveled glass.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Napoleon III Wall Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Antique Gilded Oval wall Mirror, circa 1820
Located in London, Greenwich
An early 19th century water gilded oval mirror with ornate carved crest and very lightly foxed glass in a small area. An English antique giltwood overmantle wall mirror. Superb qu...
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Antique 1830s British William IV Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Gesso, Giltwood

  • Antique Gilded Oval wall Mirror, circa 1820
  • Antique Gilded Oval wall Mirror, circa 1820
  • Antique Gilded Oval wall Mirror, circa 1820
  • Antique Gilded Oval wall Mirror, circa 1820
H 64.97 in. W 49.22 in. D 5.52 in.
Monumental Antique French Silver Leaf Gilded Mirror with Console Table
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful mirror and console table are partially silver leaf gilt and also show the bone color of the gesso. It features rich carved ornaments around the frame and table, such a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque Wall Mirrors

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Silver Leaf

Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror with Distressed Frame & Original Glass
Located in Houston, TX
This is an antique Louis Philippe mirror from France. The frame of the mirror has a black lacquered finish with champagne colored gilt and a marbled brown and black pattern that mimi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Gesso, Mirror, Plaster, Wood, Lacquer

Antique French Mirror with Pediment, Black and Gilt, circa 1880
Located in Paris, FR
Antique French wall mirror with pediment, Napoleon III period (Second Empire style), black and gilt. Antique frame adorned with pearls (frame width: 9,5 cm / 3.75 in.) and floral pat...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Wall Mirrors

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Gesso, Mirror, Giltwood

Antique French Gold Leaf Gilt Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This elegant antique mirror with elaborate crest and intricate etching is made in France, circa 1870. It has the upper rounded corners typical for Louis Philippe mirrors. The frame ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century French Baroque Gold Leaf Gilt Rectangular Mirror
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful rectangular golden mirror is made in France, circa 1870. The frame is decorated with highly detailed baroque ornaments such as C scrolls, acanthus, flowers, and leave...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Baroque Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace ...

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Gold Leaf

Antique French Baroque Giltwood Mirror with Putti or Cherubs in Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful Baroque golden mirror is made in France, circa 1850. The frame has an arched top and is enriched with intricate decorations. The mirror has an ornate crest with a ce...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mir...

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Gold Leaf Gilt Mirror
Located in Casteren, NL
This bold antique French gothic mirror was made in France, circa 1840. The giltwood frame is elaborately decorated with black tracery and spires that make a beautiful contrast with ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Mantel Mirrors and Firepl...

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century Gold Leaf Gilt French Louis Philippe Mirror
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful gold leaf gilt French mirror. It has the upper rounded corners typical for the Louis Philippe style. The mirror frame has an elegant pearl beading surrounding the glass. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firepl...

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Gold Leaf

Antique French Silver Mirror with Pediment, circa 1900
Located in Paris, FR
Antique silver mirror with a pediment, quiver, torch and arrows, Louis XVI style knot and foliage and flowers. Antique frame Louis Philippe style decorated with pearls and flowers. R...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Silver Leaf

19th Century Antique French Gold Gilt Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This wonderful antique French mirror has the typical rounded upper corners of a Louis Philippe mirror. The frame is enriched with acanthus ornaments and a beautiful ornate crest on t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firepl...

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Gold Leaf

Antique French Louis XV or Rococo Gold Gilt Mirror with Facetted Glass
Located in Casteren, NL
This exquisite antique French mirror was made in southern France around 1890. The serpentine frame is decorated with C-scrolls, acanthus, and floral elements. The ornaments are asymm...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace M...

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century Pale French Louis Philippe Mirror with an Ornate Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful antique mirror that originates in France, circa 1860. The mirror has the rounded upper corners that are typical for French Louis Philippe mirrors. The mirror has a rich a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firepl...

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Gesso, Mirror, Pine

Antique French Gilt Louis Philippe Mirror with Floral Detail & Original Glass
Located in Houston, TX
This antique French Louis Philippe mirror features wonderful floral carvings around the frame and a beaded inset. The mirror is in very good condition and the gilt frame is a rich go...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Very Large Antique Overmantel Mirror, Classical, circa 1850
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a very large antique overmantel mirror. A 230cm (7'5") x 189.5cm (6'2") English, giltwood and gesso wall mirror in the classical taste dating to the mid-19th century, circa 1...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood, Gesso, Glass

French Antique Oval Mirror, Art Deco, circa 1925
Located in Paris, FR
French antique oval mirror period Art Deco, circa 1925. Antique frame patina marble brown with ornament roses and flowers, gilding to the gold leaf. Antique wood back. Antique mercur...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Wall Mirrors

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Gesso, Giltwood

  • French Antique Oval Mirror, Art Deco, circa 1925
  • French Antique Oval Mirror, Art Deco, circa 1925
  • French Antique Oval Mirror, Art Deco, circa 1925
  • French Antique Oval Mirror, Art Deco, circa 1925
H 43.71 in. W 25.99 in. D 1.19 in.
Antique 19th Century French Gold Gilded Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful Louis Philippe mirror with its arched top is made in Southern France, circa 1870. It has an abundant symmetrical crest with C scrolls and acanthus leaves flanked by ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century Gold Louis Philippe Mirror with an Ornate Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This elegant mirror was made in northern France at the end of the 19th century. The mirror frame has upper rounded corners typical for the Louis Philippe style. The piece is decorat...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Antique French Louis Quinze or Rococo Gold Gilt Mirror with Facetted Glass
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful antique French mirror in Louis Quinze style. It has the asymmetrical ornamentation typical for Louis Quinze and Rococo. The double-arched top features an intricate crow...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace M...

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Antique 19th Century French Gold Leaf Gilt Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful antique mirror that originates in France, circa 1890. The mirror has the upper rounded corners typical for Louis Philippe mirrors. The mirror has a rich, ornamented cres...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gold Leaf

Antique French Green and Gold Gilt Louis Philippe Mirror
Located in Casteren, NL
This wonderful Louis Philippe mirror originates in France and is made circa 1890. It is a typical Louis Philippe mirror with its upper rounded corners and rectangular lower corners....
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gold Leaf

Large Antique 19th Century Gold Gilt French Louis XVI Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful large mirror was made in Northern France at the end of the 19th century. The mirror frame has a pine base smoothened with gesso and decorated with plaster mesh reinfor...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Antique French Silver Wall Mirror with Pediment, circa 1900
Located in Paris, FR
Antique wall mirror with pediment, Art Deco style. Decor quiver, torch and arrows, antique frame with decor clovers with four leaves and fruits. Re-gilding to the patinated silvered ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Deco Wall Mirrors

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Silver Leaf

Small Antique 19th Century French Louis Seize Gold Gilt Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This small-sized gold gilt mirror was made in France and dates circa 1860. The mirror has an arched top decorated with floral garlands, acanthus, and scrolls. The frame has a gadroon...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century Gold Leaf Gilt French Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful antique mirror that originates in France, circa 1870. The mirror has the upper rounded corners typical for Louis Philippe mirrors. The mirror has a rich, ornamented crest...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Gold Leaf

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Antique Gesso Mirror For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the antique gesso mirror you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of gesso, wood and glass, every antique gesso mirror was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect antique gesso mirror — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. An antique gesso mirror, designed in the Victorian, Louis XV or Baroque style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one antique gesso mirror that is appealing in its simplicity, but Stephen Cavallo produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Gesso Mirror?

An antique gesso mirror can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,071, while the lowest priced sells for $415 and the highest can go for as much as $26,926.

Finding the Right Mirrors for You

The road from early innovations in reflective glass to the alluring antique and vintage mirrors in trendy modern interiors has been a long one but we’re reminded of the journey everywhere we look.

We’ve come a great distance from the polished stone that served as mirrors in Central America thousands of years ago or the copper mirrors of Mesopotamia before that. Today’s coveted glass Venetian mirrors, which should be cleaned with a solution of white vinegar and water, were likely produced in Italy beginning in the 1500s, while antique mirrors originating during the 19th century can add the rustic farmhouse feel to your mudroom that you didn’t know you needed.

By the early 20th century, experiments with various alloys allowed for mirrors to be made inexpensively. The geometric shapes and beveled edges that characterize mirrors crafted in the Art Deco style of the 1920s can bring pizzazz to your entryway, while an ornate La Barge mirror made in the Hollywood Regency style makes a statement in any bedroom. Friedman Brothers is a particularly popular manufacturer known for decorative round and rectangular framed mirrors designed in the Rococo, Louis XVI and other styles, including dramatic wall mirrors framed in gold faux bamboo that bear the hallmarks of Asian design

Perhaps unsurprisingly, mid-century modernism continues to influence the design of contemporary mirrors. Today’s simple yet chic mantel mirror frames, often neutral in color, owe to the understated mirror designs introduced in the postwar era.

Sculptor and furniture maker Paul Evans had been making collage-style cabinets since at least the late 1950s when he designed his Patchwork mirror — part of a series that yielded expressive works of combined brass, copper and pewter — for Directional Furniture during the mid-1960s. Several books celebrating Evans’s work were published beginning in the early 2000s, as his unconventional furniture has been enjoying a moment not unlike the resurgence that the Ultrafragola mirror is seeing. Designed by the Memphis Group’s Ettore Sottsass in 1970, the Ultrafragola mirror, in all its sensuous acrylic splendor, has become somewhat of a star thanks to much-lauded appearances in shelter magazines and on social media.

On 1stDibs, we have a broad selection of antique, new and vintage mirrors and tips on how to style your contemporary mirror too.