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19th Century Antique French Gold Gilt Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest

$3,933.91

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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 top. The frame was partially gold leaf gild and gold paint gilt. The gold paint has been removed with a paint remover. The gold leaf gilding is polished so the gold leaf has a metallic shine. The undercoat fort he gold mirror is red and is called the “bole” layer. The bole gives the gold an extra warm appearance. , Because the gold paint is removed, the whole frame now is in three main colors, the ivory white color is the color of the material, the red color is the bole layer and the gold is gold leaf. Gold leaf is glued on the frame with a water-based glue, called mixtion. The gold paint was originally made by mixing gold dust with solvent based varnish. The paint cleaner only cleans the solvent-based paints, leaving the gold leaf intact. The mirror still has its original mirror plate and is a little bit misty with a few spots and scratches.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 48.43 in. (123 cm)Width: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Depth: 3.94 in. (10 cm)
  • Style
    Louis Philippe (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. This mirror has undergone minor restorations to the crest. Also the mirror plate was taken out to clean the inside from dust. It was properly refitted. The mirror is now in good antique condition.
  • Seller Location
    Casteren, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 28841stDibs: LU97091906202

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Casteren, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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