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Louis XV Period Gilt Mirror

$29,850

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Commanding in size and artistry, this rare Louis XV-period gilt mirror is a tour-de-force of the era's highly ornamental, yet elegant style. The golden frame features sweeping, heavy scrolls and acanthus with floral and shell details that surround the expansive mirror. Large in size and sumptuous in detail, the design captures the grandeur and grace of the Rococo age. Mirrors have long played an integral role in decorative design, often serving as the focal point of a room. Dating back to the 13th century, the first French looking glasses were very small, yet enormously precious. Because these early mirrors were so valuable, their frames were often of the highest quality and workmanship. Although mirrored glass became more readily available over time, the frame’s importance never waned, and ownership of ornate examples served as a bellwether of wealth. Today, antique mirrors remain highly coveted, and the present example is particularly rare as few mirrors dating to the mid-18th century survive, circa 1750. Measures: 44 3/8" high x 31 1/8" wide x 4 1/8" deep.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 44.38 in. (112.73 cm)Width: 31.13 in. (79.08 cm)Depth: 4.13 in. (10.5 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1750
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 30-79921stDibs: LU891112036533

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    Ships From: New Orleans, LA
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