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French 19th Century Exotic Hand Painted Decoupage Rococo Mirror Monkey and Bear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A unique 19th century French exotic themed, hand painted, decoupaged and mirrored depiction of an animal trainer and his monkey riding the back of a bear. One of a pair offered separ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Belle Époque Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

19th Century French Exotic Rococo Mirror Hand Painted Decoupage Boy with Bear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A unique 19th century French exotic themed, hand painted, decoupaged and mirrored depiction of a young animal trainer and his bear. One of a pair offered separately, as shown in the ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Belle Époque Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Golden Biedermeier Wall Mirror, Austria, circa 1850
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Enchanting golden Biedermeier wall mirror from the later Biedermeier period circa 1850 in Austria. With an age of nearly 170 years, this large antique mirror was restored by taking g...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Wall Mirrors

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Stucco, Spruce

Gilt Biedermeier Wall Mirror, Austria, circa 1850
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Remarkable gilt Biedermeier wall mirror from the later era circa 1850 in Austria. Nearly 170 year old, this great antique mirror was minimal restored by taking greatest care to keep ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Wall Mirrors

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Composition

Antique Bull Horn Mirror with Console Table, Austria, 1870
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Great bull horn mirror with console from a noble villa in Austria with vintage cow fur. Mirror height 59.1 inch. (150 cm), width 28.3 inch. (72 cm) - console height 31.5 inch. (80 cm...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Rustic Floor Mirrors and Full-Length M...

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Fur, Horn

French Dressing Mirror 19th Century Louis Barley Twist
Located in FR
French Louis XIII revival dressing table mirror, circa 1850 carved walnut Full length Unusual low dressing table base Barley twist sides Original bevelled mirror This is an antique w...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIII Floor Mirrors and Full-Length...

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Mirror, Walnut

Amazing 19th Century French Antique Gilt Wooden Frame Wall Mirror with Bracket
Located in Lisse, NL
Louis Quinze style wall mirror with beautiful, hand carved details. If this beautifully handcrafted mirror is the right style to fit your interior and the size is correct for your n...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV More Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Antler Dressing Table Set with Mirror, circa 1840
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A marvelous antler vanity with mirror and a ring tray. made of wood - veneered with Horn pieces, deer antlers and a chamois Horn. Executed circa 1840. (veneer partly restored). Me...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Black Forest More Desk Accessories

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Antler, Wood

  • Antler Dressing Table Set with Mirror, circa 1840
  • Antler Dressing Table Set with Mirror, circa 1840
  • Antler Dressing Table Set with Mirror, circa 1840
  • Antler Dressing Table Set with Mirror, circa 1840
H 10.63 in. W 7.88 in. D 3.94 in.
Magnificent Mid-19th Century Mirror
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent mid-19th century Napoleon III carved giltwood and gesso mirror. The elaborately designed mirror with female figures rising from pedestals to either side, at top putt...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Belle Époque Wall Mirrors

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Wood

  • Magnificent Mid-19th Century Mirror
  • Magnificent Mid-19th Century Mirror
  • Magnificent Mid-19th Century Mirror
  • Magnificent Mid-19th Century Mirror
H 99 in. W 55 in. D 5 in.
French Mid-19th Century Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very elegant and striking mid-19th century French mirror in silvered giltwood. The mirror retains its original mercury glass. Please note the glass in these photos has been photo s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

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Giltwood

  • French Mid-19th Century Mirror
  • French Mid-19th Century Mirror
  • French Mid-19th Century Mirror
  • French Mid-19th Century Mirror
H 72.5 in. W 36.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Mid-19th Century Walnut Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Mid-19th century walnut mirror, rectangular plate set in molded border.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Wall Mirrors

  • Mid-19th Century Walnut Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Walnut Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Walnut Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Walnut Mirror
H 33.5 in. W 28 in. D 1.25 in.
Mid-19th Century Indian Table Mirror
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A stunning mid-19th century Indian dressing table mirror with intricate micro mosaic design, known as Sadeli. The micro mosaic pieces comprise of brass, bone and colored woods, place...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Table Mirrors

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Wood

  • Mid-19th Century Indian Table Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Indian Table Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Indian Table Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Indian Table Mirror
H 18.9 in. W 13.39 in. D 7.88 in.
Mid 19th Century Verre Églomisé Pier Mirror
Located in London, GB
A mid-nineteenth century rectangular pier mirror with were églomisé border decorated with acanthus lead motif, the edges of the frame bound in embossed leather.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

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Mirror

  • Mid 19th Century Verre Églomisé Pier Mirror
  • Mid 19th Century Verre Églomisé Pier Mirror
  • Mid 19th Century Verre Églomisé Pier Mirror
  • Mid 19th Century Verre Églomisé Pier Mirror
H 42.92 in. W 20.48 in. D 1.58 in.
Baroque Mirror, Germany, Mid-19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
Baroque mirror, Germany, mid-19th century, carved wood. Very decorative mirror with beautifully carved details.
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Baroque Wall Mirrors

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Walnut

Baroque Mirror, Germany, Mid-19th Century
H 58.27 in. W 32.29 in. D 3.94 in.
Mid-19th Century Giltwood Mirror
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century carved giltwood oval mirror of large proportions.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood

  • Mid-19th Century Giltwood Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Giltwood Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Giltwood Mirror
  • Mid-19th Century Giltwood Mirror
H 49.22 in. W 39.38 in. D 3.94 in.
Italian Mid-19th Century Venetian Rectangular Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning Italian mid-19th century Venetian rectangular mirror. The original mirror plate is framed within a most impressive giltwood border with a foliate motif and mottled design....
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Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Mid-19th Century Italian Carved Giltwood Mirror
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous mid-19th century Italian carved giltwood mirror, attributed to the piedmont region of Italy. Meticulously carved crest featuring garland, a wreath of flowers, a quiver of ar...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Gesso, Giltwood, Wood

Mid 19th Century Empire Inlaid Mahogany Vanity Mirror
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 19th century empire inlaid mahogany vanity mirror, circa 1840. Characterful mahogany vanity mirror. Typical empire inspired pediment with the mirror suspended between a pair o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Empire Table Mirrors

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Mahogany

Italian Mid-19th Century Giltwood Mirror from Naples
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome Italian mid 19th century giltwood mirror from Naples. The original mirror plate is framed within a straight carved giltwood band with charming carvings within a fabul...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood, Mirror

French Mid-19th Century Directoire Style Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive and graceful French mid-19th century Directoire st. giltwood mirror. The burnished and satin finished giltwood frame is decorated with carved rosettes at every corn...
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Italian Mid 19th Century Roccoco St. Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional Italian mid 19th century Rococo St. giltwood mirror. The original mirror plate is framed within an impressive and richly detailed giltwood border. Above the straight b...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Mid-19th Century Louis Philippe French Gilt Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-19th century French rectangular mirror having high quality white gold gilding.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Glass, Giltwood

French Louis Philippe Brass Mounted Bistro Mirror, Mid-19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Not as large as the majority of these brass bistro mirrors we find this mirror has a cast brass frame with inner and outer moldings applied to a wooden backing, retaining original mi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Brass

Pair of Mirrors Rococo, Italy, Mid-19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
The quadrangular mirror has a gilded and carved frame, enriched in the cymanthium with a carving with volutes that recall the rocaille taste, and a big perforated shell in the middle...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Revival Wall Mirrors

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Iron

  • Pair of Mirrors Rococo, Italy, Mid-19th Century
  • Pair of Mirrors Rococo, Italy, Mid-19th Century
  • Pair of Mirrors Rococo, Italy, Mid-19th Century
  • Pair of Mirrors Rococo, Italy, Mid-19th Century
H 35.44 in. W 20.28 in. D 7.88 in.
Mid-19th Century Pair of Italian Cushion Mirrors
Located in Dallas, TX
Phenomenal pair of mid-19th century Italian cushion mirrors. The reticulated frames feature superb open-work carvings of leaf sprays and scrolls with leaf feathered trim, circa 1850.
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Antique 1850s Italian Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Mid 19th Century Irish Mahogany Carved Wall Mirror
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Mid 19th century Irish mahogany carved wall mirror, circa 1830. The ornate carved frame incorporating peony flowers, ‘S’ and ‘C’ scrolls. The top centred by carved head issuing scrol...
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Antique 1830s Irish George IV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Mahogany

Mid-19th Century Antique and Gilt Empire/Napoleonic Style Mirror
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted and stylish antique mirror. This 150+ year old mirror too can be a wonderful addition to a marvelous, stylish and classical interior. This Southern European, gilt wall m...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Empire Revival Wall Mirrors

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Plaster, Wood, Mirror

Italian Mid-19th Century Gilded Sunburst Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian mid-19th century gilded cloudy sunburst mirror with new glass. Delicate sun rays. We have a pair available, they are priced and sold separately. The price below is for ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Sunburst Mirrors

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Glass, Wood

  • Italian Mid-19th Century Gilded Sunburst Mirror
  • Italian Mid-19th Century Gilded Sunburst Mirror
  • Italian Mid-19th Century Gilded Sunburst Mirror
  • Italian Mid-19th Century Gilded Sunburst Mirror
H 48.25 in. W 48.25 in. D 2.25 in.
Arched Cast Iron Reclaimed Window Mirror, Mid-19th Century
Located in Harrogate, GB
Arched cast iron reclaimed window mirror, mid-19th century. Traces of original paint featuring Tudor rose style rosette detailing between the panes. Measures: H 74, W 107, D 4 cm.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Wall Mirrors

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Iron

A mid 19th century Venetian floral decorated mirror
Located in Nashville, TN
A floral and parcel gilt decorated Venetian mirror . The probable mercury plate in charming disintegration and decay . The paint with dirt and grime
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Wall Mirrors

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Glass, Paint, Wood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French mid-19th century Louis XV style giltwood mirror. The original beveled mirror plate is framed within a striking mottled giltwood border. The border displays a branch...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Rectangular Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French mid 19th century Louis XV rectangular giltwood mirror. The inside of the frame has richly carved acorn garlands with florettes. The outside of frame with carved con...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A grand scale and most impressive French mid-19th century Louis XV style giltwood mirror with the original mirror plate and all exquisite gilding. The frame with a mottled border and...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and large scale French mid-19th century Louis xv st. giltwood mirror. The original mirror plate is framed with a lovely bead and reel foliage and flower head design. At th...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV St. Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful French mid-19th century Louis XV st. giltwood mirror. The mirror plate is framed within a most decorative curvaceous giltwood border. At the base is a striking scrolled m...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Continental Mid-19th Century Neoclassical St. Three-Panel Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational and unique Continental mid 19th century Neo-Classical st. painted and gilt, three panel mirror. The giltwood frame is designed with four vertical columns separating the...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Neoclassical Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Italian Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant Italian mid-19th century Louis XV style giltwood mirror. The original mirror plate is framed within a striking and most detailed carved giltwood branch designed border...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Giltwood Mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-19th century Italian Baroque giltwood mirror is a wonderfully well-preserved example of the master Italian sculptor's work! Intricate scroll, shell, foliate and floral motifs abo...
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Antique 1860s Italian Baroque Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent French mid-19th century Louis XV style giltwood mirror. The scalloped shaped mirror is decorated with very finely carved satin and burnished finished giltwood scrolls a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XIV Style Boulle Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and most impressive large-scale French mid 19th century Louis XIV st. Boulle mirror. The original beveled mirror plate is within a frame that features tortoiseshell, br...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIV Wall Mirrors

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Brass, Ormolu

Mid 19th Century Mahogany Dressing Mirror with Pea Shell Inlay
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 19th century mahogany vanity mirror with pea shell inlay, circa 1860. Good quality table top dressing mirror, beautifully decorated with pea shell inlay around the mirror and ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European High Victorian Table Mirrors

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Mahogany

Italian Baroque Style Carved Giltwood Mirror, Mid-19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Imposing large mid-19th century Italian Baroque style carved giltwood mirror. The top is beautifully carved with a Rocaille motif with shell and centred by mystical dolphin. The si...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Italian Mid-19th Century Neoclassical Style Rosewood and Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome and high-quality Italian mid 19th century neo-classical st. rosewood and giltwood mirror. The mirror plate is set within a beautiful and most decorative mottled giltwood b...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical More Mirrors

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Mirror, Rosewood, Giltwood

Italian Rococo St. Mid 19th Century Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational and large scale Italian 19th century Rococo st. giltwood mirror. The mirror retains its original mirror plate framed within an elegant mottled border with lovely reeded...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood

  • Italian Rococo St. Mid 19th Century Giltwood Mirror
  • Italian Rococo St. Mid 19th Century Giltwood Mirror
  • Italian Rococo St. Mid 19th Century Giltwood Mirror
  • Italian Rococo St. Mid 19th Century Giltwood Mirror
H 85.25 in. W 53.25 in. D 6.25 in.
Italian Mid-19th Century Rectangular Giltwood and Green Polychrome Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very decorative and most unusual Italian mid-19th-century rectangular giltwood and green polychrome mirror. The frame has a beaded outer border with a fluted central design. At the...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Regence Style Giltwood Double Framed Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive French mid 19th century Regence st. giltwood double-framed mirror. The original mirror plates are displayed in the giltwood frame which is accentuated with rich carving...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Mid-19th Century Antique Bird's-Eye Maple Overmantle Wall Mirror
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A charming mid-19th century overmantle wall mirror of important large proportions having beautifully figured bird's-eye maple cushion moulded frame enclosing later bevelled mirror...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Wall Mirrors

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Birdseye Maple

Pair of Mid-19th Century Italian Majolica Mirrors
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#6-596 a pair of rare Italian handmade Majolica mirror from Le Marche.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Majolica

Mid-19th Century Empire Mirror by Testolini, Murano for Empire Hapsburg Vienna
By Testolini & Salviati
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Important Mirror Made by Verreries Artistiques Testolini Venice, for Empire Hapsburg Vienna. The precious mirror is carved by hand and entirely decorated with gold leaf, copper and s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Empire Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Mirror

Pair of Mid-19th Century Italian Majolica Mirrors
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#6-596 a pair of rare Italian handmade Majolica mirror from Le Marche.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Majolica

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI St. Rectangular Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most attractive French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. rectangular giltwood mirror. The original mirror plate is framed within a reeded giltwood frame. The frame has a scrolled foli...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Mid-19th Century Victorian Walnut Dressing Table Mirror
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century Victorian period walnut dressing mirror, the plate housed in a foliate carved oval frame and held by two bobbin turned supports, all set upon a base with two drawe...
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Antique 1860s English Table Mirrors

Pair of Italian Mid-19th Century Giltwood Consoles with Matching Mirrors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and important pair of Italian mid 19th century giltwood consoles with matching mirrors. The freestanding consoles are raised by "S scrolled legs joined by "X' stretcher...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Table Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Giltwood Mirror with Mercury Glass
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a dressing room or hallway with this elegant tall and narrow antique gold leaf floor mirror. Crafted in the Burgundy region of France, circa 1860, the rectangular Louis Phil...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Mercury Glass, Giltwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Giltwood Console and Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent French mid-19th century Louis XV style exuberantly carved giltwood console and mirror. The console is raised on four cabriole legs joined by a scrolled X-stretcher cent...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Table Mirrors

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Marble

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Double Framed Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and very large scale French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. double framed giltwood mirror. The original central mirror plate is framed within a most decorative beaded g...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood, Mirror

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Finely Carved Giltwood Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French mid-19th century Louis XVI style finely carved giltwood mirror. The Rai de Coeur carved inner border frames the three original mirror plates. The frame boast...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Mid-19th Century Neoclassic Wall Mirror or Fireplace, Hand-Carved Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian, circa 1850, neoclassic wall mirror or fireplace, hand-carved walnut wax polished Measures cm: H 88 x W 150 x D 12.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Mirrors

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Walnut

French Mid 19th Century Louis XVI St. Giltwood Double Framed Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. giltwood double-framed mirror. The mirror retains all its original mirror plates set within lovely tied berried laurel bands and ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Pair of French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI St. Giltwood Mirrors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant pair of French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. giltwood mirrors. The mirrors are within a giltwood frame with a mottled outer burnished border while the inside of the f...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

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Mid19th Century Mirror For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid19th century mirror you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid19th century mirror for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, glass and mirror. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid19th century mirror — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid19th century mirror, designed in the Louis XVI, Victorian or Louis XV style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made mid19th century mirror has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Cristal Arte, Bailey Reflector Company and Charles Nosotti are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid19th Century Mirror?

A mid19th century mirror can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,538, while the lowest priced sells for $225 and the highest can go for as much as $1,348,060.

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.