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Painted Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
This antique French Louis Philippe mirror has been painted in a rich, glossy brown-toned finish that mimics the look of wood. The frame is fairly simple, with the classic lines of a ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Plaster, Wood

  • Painted Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
  • Painted Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
  • Painted Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
  • Painted Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror
H 35 in. W 25.75 in. D 1.25 in.
Monumental Antique, French Parcel Paint Trumeau Mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
This monumental trumeau mirror is simply fantastic! It is right at 11 feet tall and will definitely be the focal point of any room. Trumeaux are almost always rectangular with a deco...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Trumeau Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Wood

Antique French Louis XVI Painted Mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XVI painted mirror features a glorious display of sculpture on top with a lovely patinaed painted finish that creates a timeless look. Intriguing motifs have bee...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Wood

  • Antique French Louis XVI Painted Mirror
  • Antique French Louis XVI Painted Mirror
  • Antique French Louis XVI Painted Mirror
  • Antique French Louis XVI Painted Mirror
H 56.5 in. W 54 in. D 2 in.
Antique French Louis XV Carved & Painted Beveled Mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XV carved & painted beveled mirror has been gracefully sculpted with stylized shell and foliate motifs completely surrounding the original mirror, beveled to fol...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Wood

Antique French Painted Wall Mirror, 19th Century
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wonderful antique wall mirror. The frame is made from wood, with Jesso and pigment paint finish. Wooden backboards. Heavily distressed glass mirror plate, small amount of distressing...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Paint

  • Antique French Painted Wall Mirror, 19th Century
  • Antique French Painted Wall Mirror, 19th Century
  • Antique French Painted Wall Mirror, 19th Century
  • Antique French Painted Wall Mirror, 19th Century
H 14.57 in. W 12.21 in. D 0.4 in.
Antique French Painted Wood Frame/Mirror with Gilding
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this beautiful antique French frame/ mirror has a great worn painted wood patina with gold gilding. The frame has two openings that have newly added mirror, but may ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Other Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Wood

Antique French Painted Wood Trumeau Mirror with Tapestry
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French painted wood trumeau mirror with tapestry.
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Antique 19th Century French Trumeau Mirrors

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Tapestry, Wood

Antique 19th Century French Grain Painted Rosewood Louis Philippe Mirror
Located in Casteren, NL
This Louis Philippe mirror was made in Northern France in the late 1800s. The mirror has a solid pine frame that was smoothened with gesso. The mirror frame is painted to resemble r...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Mirrors and Firep...

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Mirror, Pine, Paint

Antique French Painted Wood Mirror with Architectural and Lyre Motif Adornment
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mirror carved with architectural and lyre accents from the early 20th century. This antique mirror from France has a triangular shape and adorn with a triangular pediment se...
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Early 20th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Painted Antique French Louis Philippe Beveled Glass Mirror in Gray Finish
Located in Houston, TX
This antique French Louis Philippe mirror has been painted in a light gray color with green and gold accents. The frame is fairly simple, with the Classic lines of a Louis Philippe. ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Plaster, Wood

Antique French Mirror in Old Paint and Original Glass
Located in Chicago, IL
Unrestored antique carved French mirror in very old paint, with a wonderful patina, circa 1880-1900. Other than some very minor paint touchup, we left the old finish as is and if you...
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Antique 1890s French Wall Mirrors

Antique French Painted Trumeau Mirror, With d'apres Boucher Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique French painted Trumeau mirror, with d'apres Boucher painting The upper section with 15"x 14" cartouche of a finely painted d'apres Francois Boucher Painting, "Les 2 Confidan...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XVI Trumeau Mirrors

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Wood, Mirror, Giltwood

Antique French Painted and Parcel-Gilt Trumeau Mirror, circa 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Antique French painted and parcel-gilt trumeau mirror, late 19th century in date. The mirror features a central shaped panel with a carved zigzag frame with a beautifu...
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Antique 1890s French Trumeau Mirrors

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Mirror

Antique French Louis XVI Early 19th Century Painted Wood Trumeau Mirror
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XVI early 19th century painted wood Trumeau mirror.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Trumeau Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Small Painted Antique French Louis Philippe Mirror in Light Green & Gold Finish
Located in Houston, TX
This antique French Louis Philippe mirror has been painted in a light celery green color with gold accents. The frame is fairly simple, with the classic lines of a Louis Philippe. Th...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Plaster, Wood

Antique Carved, Gilt and Painted Trumeau Mirror
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A large antique French carved, painted and gilt trumeau mirror. In off-white paint with applied carved and gilt decoration of pendant leafy upper corner motifs and vasiform ones in t...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Regency Trumeau Mirrors

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Canvas, Wood

French 19th Century Grey Painted Mirror with Carved Beads and New Antiqued Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French grey painted mirror from the 19th century, with carved beaded motifs and new antiqued glass. Created in France during the 19th century, this linear grey painted frame is ado...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Mirror

Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The antique French trumeau mirror is in the Louis XVI neoclassical style. Across the top is an egg-and-dart cornice and a floral garland tied with a rippling bow. The mirror glass is...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace ...

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Plaster, Wood

  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
H 58.63 in. W 45 in. D 2.25 in.
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 Painted Mirror in Original Condition, 1stdibs New York
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French mirror, in very old paint and probably made in the mid-1800s. Beautiful and intricate, hand carved relief, consisting of an urn, flanked by pair of rams. Floras and le...
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Antique 1860s French Wall Mirrors

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Wood

Antique Country French Provincial Painted Trumeau
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French Provincial painted Trumeau features a painted finish that enhances the hand carved Rococo detailing from the arched crown to the framework surrounding the roma...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Trumeau Mirrors

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Canvas, Wood

Antique Giltwood Mirror, French Provincial Style, circa 1935
Located in Paris, FR
Antique giltwood mirror, French Provincial style inspiration, circa 1935. Carved giltwood pediment adorned with foliages stylised. Antique frame gilding to the leaf and patinated yel...
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Vintage 1930s French French Provincial Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Giltwood, Paint, Mirror

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

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.
Large Painted Antique Louis XVI Style Trumeau Mirror, 19th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
An antique French painted trumeau mirror in the Louis XVI style from Toulouse age, frame and silvered glass are from the late 1800s, oval painting is from the mid-late 18th century. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Trumeau Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Antique French Painted Trumeau, circa 1890
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutely awesome antique painted French trumeau in old paint with some restoration. The epitome of French furnishings, mirrors like this have graced mantels all-over Europe for cen...
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Antique 19th Century French Trumeau Mirrors

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Wood

  • Antique French Painted Trumeau, circa 1890
  • Antique French Painted Trumeau, circa 1890
  • Antique French Painted Trumeau, circa 1890
  • Antique French Painted Trumeau, circa 1890
H 96.5 in. W 46 in. D 1.5 in.
Large French Floor/Pier Mirror with Parcel Paint and Gilt Wood in Antique Frame
Located in Houston, TX
The large antique frame is painted in a French gray color and the designs Are in a roped-edge and have a foliate floral and berry motif along the sides. At the centre an urn embell...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

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 French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this large antique French half round wood window casement has been repurposed as a mirror. This gorgeous antique French half-moon window/mirror features a wood casem...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Rustic Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Paint

  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
H 39.5 in. W 62.25 in. D 4.25 in.
Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this large antique French painted wood half round window casement has been repurposed as a mirror. This gorgeous antique French half-moon window/mirror features a pa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Rustic Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Paint

  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
H 39.5 in. W 62.25 in. D 4.25 in.
Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this large antique French painted wood half round window casement has been repurposed as a mirror. This gorgeous antique French half-moon window/mirror features a pa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Rustic Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Paint

  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
H 39.5 in. W 62.25 in. D 4.25 in.
19th Century French Antique Hand Carved and Painted Fireplace Mirror, Louis XVI
Located in Pully, CH
Rare hand carved wooden mirror with beautiful oil painting on the top, colored in olive green with golden elements with its original glass. Perfect decoration for your fireplace in L...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace...

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Wood

Antique French Gold Leaf Painted Trumeau
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French gold leaf painted trumeau.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Trumeau Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Painted and Gilded Oval Mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
Created in an uncommon horizontally oriented oval shape, this wonderful antique Louis XVI oval mirror features spectacular detail from top to bottom! Musical instruments, florals and...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors

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Mirror

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

French Antique Painted and Parcel-Gilt Trumeau or over the Mantel Wall Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
French antique painted and parcel-gilt trumeau mirror with oil painting center. A large and impressive mirror with a finely painted still life.
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Antique Late 19th Century Neoclassical Trumeau Mirrors

Antique Hand Carved Oak Jugendstil or Art Nouveau Mirror from France
Located in Casteren, NL
A handsome mirror, hand carved from solid oakwood and painted in natural colors. The mirror has a rectangular shape with an oval mirror. It is adorned with a bow tied ribbon ending ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Art Nouveau Mantel Mirrors and Firepla...

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Mirror, Oak, Paint

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 Figural Gilded and Antique Distressed Painted Trumeau Mirror with Sconces
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous 1900s era mirror with its own bronze sconces and a switch at the bottom. The Trumeau mirror measures 55 inches tall x 37 wide x 6 inches deep.
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XV Trumeau Mirrors

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Walnut

Antique 19th Century French Gold Rococo Wall Mirror with Cherubs or Putti
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful abundant ornamented French mirror was made in the late 19th century. Its serpentine shape was made in solid pine smoothened with gesso. The frame is completely decorat...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Wall Mirrors

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Gold, Gold Leaf

Antique Pair of French Architectural Oeil de Boeuf Mirrors in Zinc
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful pair of dormer windows oiginate in Southern France and date approximately 1870. These windows are also known as “Oeil de Boeuf” wich means oxe’s eye and are typical ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mir...

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Zinc

Antique French Ebonized and Giltwood Stations of the Cross Mirror Pairing
Located in Houston, TX
A very special pairing of antique French ebonized and giltwood stations of the cross framed mirrors, which likely once held artwork reflecting the stations, but have since been modif...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Paint

Antique Large French Decorated Overmantle Wall Mirror, 19th Century
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique large quality French decorated overmantle wall mirror, 19th Century. Lovely charm and elegance. Appears to be an original paint finish with faded green, pink and cream. An...
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Antique 19th Century Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Paint

Antique French Silver Leaf and Gold Eclectic Mirror with Peacock and Angels
Located in Casteren, NL
This eclectic large mirror was made in Northern France in 1902. The glass plate is a silver nitrate silvered plate with a facetted edge is dated 1902 on the back. The mirror has an ...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Silver Leaf

French Mirror in Small Size with Antiqued Glass and Gold Swag Motif on Beige
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mid-19th century small antiqued mirror, circa 1850. This mirror is adorned with a swag motif that runs across the bottom. The overall color is a neutral beige-tan. The glass...
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Antique 19th Century French More Mirrors

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Wood

Antique Gilded Louis XVI Mirror with Painting, Inspired by Art, France, 1700
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Ancient gilded and lacquered mirror with ocher yellow earth colors, original Louis XVI style with painting above, an entire mirror dedicated to art, in fact it has music in the decor...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Wood

French 19th Century Trumeau Mirror Heavy Antiquing and Scraped Beige Wood Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French 19th century trumeau mirror. This French painted wooden wall mirror has a scraped finish and newer glass which has been heavily antiqued. This piece would add a rustic yet ...
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Antique 19th Century French Trumeau Mirrors

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Glass, Wood

18th Century Antique Giltwood Italian Carved Mirror
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful antique Italian gold painted framed mirror with wonderful aged mercury mirror. Very early mirrors, especially those that were particularly large would have been made in two...
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Antique 18th Century French Renaissance Wall Mirrors

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Mercury Glass, Mirror, Giltwood

Antique Overpainted Persimmon Louis Phillipe Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
Louis Phillipe mirror circa 1860s with original glass Over-painted with striking persimmon color Original glass with some streaking (bottom left-hand corner is a reflection of ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Wood

Antique Louis XVI Mirror, green and gold with painting, 18th century France
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique fireplace mirror or console, very high, hand-lacquered in green typical of the '700, Louis XVI style, with gilding in the frames moved and upper painting with social scene, p...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

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Wood

Antique Louis-Philippe Style Mirror, Faux Burl Wood, circa 1880
Located in Paris, FR
Antique French mirror, Louis Philippe style, circa 1880. Hand painted antique frame, faux burl wood and faux ebony wood (frame width: 9.5 cm / 3.74 in.) Modern glass mirror.
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Antique 1880s French Louis Philippe Wall Mirrors

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Paint, Paint, Mirror

Antique French Louis XVI Giltwood Trumeau
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XVI giltwood trumeau is a magnificent way to add Classic, timeless elegance to any room! Featuring a spiral ribbon bordering on the left, right and top, it has b...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Trumeau Mirrors

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Canvas, Giltwood

Antique French Gold Leaf Gilded Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful antique Louis Philippe mirror was made in Southern France and dates circa 1850. The frame is partly gold leaf gilt and partly gilded with gold paint. The sculpted car...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Antique Mirrored Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1920's French sconces with mirrored backplates. Measurements: Height 8" Width 8.5" Depth 3".
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Vintage 1920s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Pair of Antique Mirrored Sconces
  • Pair of Antique Mirrored Sconces
  • Pair of Antique Mirrored Sconces
  • Pair of Antique Mirrored Sconces
H 8 in. W 8.5 in. D 3 in.
Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The antique French trumeau mirror is in the Louis XVI neoclassical style. Across the top is an egg-and-dart cornice and a floral garland tied with a rippling bow. The mirror glass is...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace ...

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Plaster, Wood

  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
  • Antique French Neoclassical Mantel Mirror
H 58.63 in. W 45 in. D 2.25 in.
Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this large antique French painted wood half round window casement has been repurposed as a mirror. This gorgeous antique French half-moon window/mirror features a pa...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rustic Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Paint

  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
  • Antique French Half Round Window Casement/ Mirror
H 39.5 in. W 62.25 in. D 4.25 in.
Antique Teal French Painted Pier Mirror
Located in Austin, TX
A hand-carved French antique teal painted pier mirror, from a Parisian apothecary shop. The beechwood frame features pilasters, fluting and its original 19th century mirrored glass.
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Antique 1880s French Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

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Mirror, Beech

  • Antique Teal French Painted Pier Mirror
  • Antique Teal French Painted Pier Mirror
  • Antique Teal French Painted Pier Mirror
  • Antique Teal French Painted Pier Mirror
H 70.5 in. W 40.375 in. D 2.75 in.
French Over-Painted Antique mirror
Located in Houston, TX
Carved wood overpainted framed mirror with original antique mirror.
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Antique 19th Century French More Mirrors

Materials

Wood

antique painted and gilt French mirror
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique painted and gilt decorated French mirror, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Wood, Paint, Glass

Large Antique French Painted Floor Mirror in Antiqued White
Located in Houston, TX
This antique French floor mirror features very clean lines, with minimal decoration, in a patinated antique white finish. The crown of the mirror has a very architectural look, while...
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Antique Early 1900s French Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

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Painted French Antique Mirrors For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of painted French antique mirrors available for sale. Each of these unique painted French antique mirrors was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, glass and mirror. Painted French antique mirrors have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of painted French antique mirrors to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Louis XVI, Louis XV and Neoclassical painted French antique mirrors are of considerable interest. Many painted French antique mirrors are appealing in their simplicity, but Irwin Furniture produced popular painted French antique mirrors that are worth a look.

How Much are Painted French Antique Mirrors?

Painted French antique mirrors can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,859, while the lowest priced sells for $215 and the highest can go for as much as $28,313.

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.