French Royal Frame Mirror for the Grand Dauphin, circa 1670

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Exceptional French Royal frame mirror for the Grand Dauphin, circa 1670.
Carved giltwood.
The Grand Dauphin, born in 1661, was the eldest son of Louis XIV.
The frame presents stylized dolphins on each side, four different shells on each corner (symbolizing North South East and West), A cloudy sun on the left, a shining sun on the right, symbols of Louis XIV, the sun king, the dove of the wholy spirit on the top and the coat of arms of the Grand Dauphin at the center bottom, with dolphins on the crown and the necklace of the Saint Michel order.
The design of this frame is similar to that of the shutters of the Royal bath apartment of Louis XIV in Versailles, designed by Philippe Caffiéri.
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
circa 1670
Materials and Techniques
Carved   Giltwood
Excellent. Antique mirror plate, yet of later period.
Wear consistent with age and use
2 ft. 1.6 in. H x 20.08 in. W x 1.97 in. D
65 cm H x 51 cm W x 5 cm D
Dealer Location
Saint-Ouen, France
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