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Neoclassical Mirrors

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Gilt Neoclassical La Barge Mirror
Located in Norwood, NJ
Fine quality carved and gilt mirror by La Barge with original label. Mirrored panels with rosettes and hanging garland. Raised carved flanking griffin's in and ebonized panel.
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

Mirror, North American, circa 1975
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Mirror - North American, circa 1975. Rosewood Measures: L 59 x H 122 x W 3.5 cm.
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1970s Central American Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Rosewood

1970s Vintage Classical Giltwood and Brass Frame Mirror
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage classical giltwood frame. Crafted brass copper pieces. Measures 45"W × 1.25"D x 33"H.
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Brass

Pair of Swedish Early 20th Century Gilded and Painted Mirrors
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of painted and gilded Swedish mirrors from the early 20th century. This pair of Swedish mirrors feature a rather linear profile softened by the folded fabric motifs on each si...
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20th Century Swedish Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Masculine Round Convex Mahogany Mirror with Brass Stars
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome round convex mirror having mahogany frame with brass periphery and brass star embellishments. mirror is 12" diameter.
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1950s American Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Brass

20th Italian Rectangular Brass Foliate Wall Mirror or Console Mirror
Located in Miami, FL
20th rectangular brass foliate wall mirror or console mirror, you can use it vertical or horinzontal position.
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Early 20th Century Spanish Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Brass

Green Painted Continental Eglomise Mirror with Neoclassical Decoration
Located in South Hamilton, MA
A green painted continental eglomise wall mirror with black column supports and gilded hoof feet. Decorated at the top with crossed gilt arrow and quiver and gilt rosettes throughout...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Early 20th Century, Parisian Trumeau Mirror
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Typical small dimensioned gold gilded hand painted French romantic love scene Trumeau mirror.
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1910s French Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Large Neoclassical Patina Mirror
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique mirror with a copper patina, circa 1970. Matching console available
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Metal

French Neoclassical Wrought Iron Mirrors with Laurel Leaf Border
Located in New York, NY
French neoclassical pair of oval mirrors with wrought iron borders in form of laurel leaf crowns. The pair was made in France during the 18th century and is in great antique conditio...
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18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Iron

Italian Neoclassical Style Gilt Metal Mirror, Palladio Attributed
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Neoclassical Style Gilt Metal Mirror, Palladio Attributed. Stunning Italian 1960s Neoclassical style gold gilt metal oval mirror with trophy crest and floral and foliate swag...
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1960s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Metal

Italian, Lucca, Early Neoclassic Period Carved Tall Giltwood Mirror, Late 18th C
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having an interior rectangular frame with a furrowed molded edge and an original two-piece mirrorplate, the inner frame surmounted by a Prince of Wales finial and leaf-form swags, fl...
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1780s Italian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood

Dramatic Black & Gold Neoclassical Style Trumeau Mirror
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Dramatic large ebonized neoclassical style trumeau mirror having beautiful red underpaint and carved raised gilded decoration. Interior mirror is bevelled and substantial. Mirror its...
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Early 2000s North American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Mirror

19th Century American Neoclassical Lyre Giltwood Mirror
Located in Essex, MA
19th century gilt wood oval mirror with lyre-form frame. In good condition as with age.
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Early 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

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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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Walnut

Vintage French Giltwood Urns and Laurel Swags Mirror
Located in Germantown, MD
Absolutely gorgeous Vintage mirror, having a rectangular frame of giltwood, its cock beaded border, surmounted by 2 fluted small urns surmounted 1 center larger urn, flanked by swags...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Giltwood Mirror, 18th Century, Neoclassical
Located in New Orleans, LA
18th century European neoclassical style giltwood mirror with decorative corner motifs, bordered by 4 separate slips. From the estate of Richard I. Johnson of Chestnut Hill, Massachu...
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18th Century European Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood

Vintage Greek Neoclassical Style Friedman Brothers Gold Giltwood Trumeau Mirror
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful vintage tall trumeau mirror by Friedman Brothers in the Greek neoclassical taste. This fine mirror features a gold gilt wood frame with a painted porcelain or ceramic figur...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Glass

Neoclassical Carved Cream and Gold Giltwood Mirror Greek Key
Located in West Hartford, CT
Vintage neoclassical style cream and giltwood mirror with carved medallions and Greek key pattern on the top and bottom.
Category

Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

GORDON’S Mid 20th Century Neoclassical Style Rectangular Wall Mirror
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Neoclassical style wall mirror by Gordon's Fine Furniture, of Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. Mirrored glass in a tall, slender walnut frame with entablature top, decorative brass ci...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Brass

Mirror Swedish Beige Gray Empire Neoclassical Signed, 19th Century, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Mirror Swedish Empire Neoclassical signed, 19th century, Sweden. A mirror made during the Empire period, first half of 19th century. Signed with maker's name paper stamp on back, cir...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Neoclassical Regency Rectangular Silver Hand Carved Wooden Mirror, 1970
Located in Madrid, ES
Neoclassical Regency style handcrafted mirror. Rectangular hand carved wooden structure with silver foiled finish, Spain, 1970.
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1970s Spanish Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Mirror

Pair of 22-Karat Gold Leaf Carved Mirrors by Melissa Levinson
By Melissa Levinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 22-karat gold leaf hand carved mirrors designed by Melissa Levinson. We can customize the size and finish of these mirrors for your design job.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Neo Classical Italian Rusted Patina Mirror Acanthus Leaf and Twisted Rope Motif
Located in Chicago, IL
Neo classical iron Italian rusted patina mirror. Acanthus leaf details on the border with rope motif and large X on all four sides. Remnants of gilding remain. The frame is mounted...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Iron

French Terra Cotta Late 18th Century Convex Mirror
Located in Hudson, NY
This molded terra cotta window surround would have been used architecturally outside on a building's facade during the late 18th century in France consistent with the neoclassical ov...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Terracotta, Mirror

Vintage Convex Mirror, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage decorated convex mirror or butlers mirror. The mirror is made from gilded resin and is decorated with flowers. 1950s, France Measures: Diameter 57 cm/ 22" Diameter ...
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Resin

Pair of Niermann Weeks Illuminating Sunburst Wall Mirrors - Large
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Niermann weeks bronze copper sun wall mirrors. Illuminating. American Studio handcrafted. Round mirror set in deep frame with faceted elements that light up. Can be wall or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Bronze, Copper

Elegant Italian Mirror, 1940s
Located in Brussels, BE
Osvaldo Borsani is a prominent Italian figure in architecture and design. Particularly in design he had a major influence on his pairs as he was greatly innovative. He was active fro...
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1940s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Brass

1970s Large Scale Neo-Classical Style Gilt Trumeau Mirror with Facing Griffins
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This mirror makes a strong statement in any decor! It is a large scale neo-classical style trumeau mirror. It dates to the later part of the 20th century and is in very good conditio...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Composition

Engraved Venetian Glass Mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely engraved Venetian glass mirror. Venetian mirror, having a rope twist and applied rosettes, etched glass panels.
Category

1990s Unknown Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Murano Glass

Antique Iron Transom Mirror
Located in Austin, TX
Mirror from France made from a customized transom of forged steel. The half spherical mirror features 14 compartments with antiqued mirror.
Category

1880s French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Iron

Four Petite Italian 18th Century Giltwood Mirrors
Located in Armadale, Victoria
A set of four petite Italian 18th century giltwood mirrors, the crest of each with urn finial and grotesque mask issuing vine leaves over arched and tapered frame with guilloche moul...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Monumental Italian Neoclassical Style Gilt Sunburst Mirror
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic Italian giltwood sunburst wall mirror made with monumental porportions and scale. Measuring nearly 68 inches wide with a carved frame having a neoclassical style rocaille s...
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood, Gesso, Glass

Fine Chippendale Gilded Wood Overmantel Mirror
Located in Reepham, GB
A fine Chippendale carved giltwood overmantel mirror, the original silvered oval plate within a pierced and carved giltwood frame made and ornamented with C scrolls, foliage and seed...
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Late 18th Century European Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Giltwood

Large Rectangular-Shaped Fluted Giltwood Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
Large rectangular-shaped fluted giltwood mirror dating to early-19th century, France. Silvered mirror plate is mercury-backed and probably original - or early - with some losses to s...
Category

1830s French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Italian Neoclassical Framed Mirror with Interlocking Rings
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful mid-20th century Italian neoclassical style framed mirror with gilt and painted carved wood interlocking rings and large flower in each corner.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Gold Leaf

Antique Neoclassical Giltwood Mirror with Hand Carved Frame, France, c. 1920's
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
French antique Neoclassical mirror with gold leaf frame. The hand carved mirror features an urn pediment with stylized bell flowers draped over the sides of the frame. Hand carved la...
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1920s French Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood

Swedish Neoclassical Style 19th Century Mirror with Doves Perched on an Urn
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish neoclassical style painted and carved wooden mirror from the 19th century, with doves on an urn motif. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, this neoclassical style pa...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Mirror

19th-C. Italian Neo-Classical Style Carved Water Gilt Mirrors, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
Wow! These are amazing! This is a pair of late 19th century neo-classical style carved water gilt mirrors! The urn and floral pediment just add a sense of majesty. Note the carved Gr...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood, Mirror, Wood

19th Century Mirror
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful 19th fcentury mirror as a full length floor mirror or placed over the mantle. Features an arched gold frame with simple leaf motif.    
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Stucco, Wood, Giltwood

Antique, Decorative, Giltwood, Full Length Mirror
Located in Playa Del Rey, CA
Antique full length gold decorative mirror in the style of Louis XVI. Slight age showing in some of the mirror adding to the character. A beautiful piece that would compliment any g...
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Antique French Ebony Dressing Table Mirror
Located in London, GB
This beautiful mirror will look wonderful placed on a woman’s dressing table. It features an ebony frame which is intricately carved with a variety of motifs, inspired by classical d...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Ebony, Mirror

Artisan Console Table and Mirror Glass Neo-Baroque, Italy, 1980
Located in Vienna, AT
Artisan console table and mirror glass Neo-Baroque, Italy, 1980. High quality Murano glass console table with bevelled rim and a matching mirror in the same style. The base materia...
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1980s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Wood

Italian Parcel-Gilt Green Painted Mirror, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Unique and beautiful large Italian neoclassical style parcel-gilt and green decorated mirror, 19th century. Can be used as a full-length floor mirror as well as an overmantel mirror...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

1940s Maple Gold Leaves and Branches Giltwood Mirror
Located in Germantown, MD
Absolutely beautiful 1930s maple gold leaves and branches giltwood frame mirror. Gorgeous rare piece. Good vintage condition. Gilt over hardwood throughout. Measures 27 inches in...
Category

Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Maple, Mirror, Hardwood, Giltwood

Mahogany Table Mirror with Verre Églomisé Inlays, St. Petersburg, circa 1800
Located in Greding, DE
Classicist table mirror in mahogany with verre églomisé inlays in blue and gold. The mirror is mounted between fluted columns with straight architrave and pivots.
Category

Early 1800s Russian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Large Antique Oval Etched Venetian Mirror with Bow
Located in Houston, TX
Large Antique Oval Etched Venetian Mirror with Bow. Stunning and large antique neoclassical style oval etched Venetian beveled mirror with a square bow cartouche. This lovely oval Ve...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Timeless Giltwood Sunburst Italian Convex Mirror
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A fabulous example of a mid century convex giltwood sunburst mirror. Made in Italy.
Category

1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Early 19th Century French Giltwood Mirror
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 19th century Neoclassical style mirror with an elaborate gilt frame and original mercury mirror. Fair condition. Ref #: DM0612-01 Dimensions: 31.5"H x 25.25"W x 2.5"D
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

2 Monumental Neoclassical Wall Mirrors with Original Peter Edlund Oil Paintings
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental neoclassical wall mirrors with original Peter Edlund oil paintings A one of a kind pair of handmade French neoclassical inspired wall mirrors. Meticulously detailed wit...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Antique Gilt Wood French Mirror
Located in Brea, CA
Neoclassical gilt wall mirror Size: 23” W x 45-1/2” H Condition: minor repairs, frame and carvings are solid and ready to hang. Mirror has soon minor imperfections. Not original...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood

19th Century, French Limed Wood Neoclassical Style Beveled Mirror
Located in Houston, TX
19th Century, French limed wood Neoclassical style beveled mirror. Stunning 19th century French limed wood or cerused wood full length Neoclassical style beveled mirror. This versa...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Italian Neoclassical Silver Gilt Wood & Gesso Foliage Crest Wall Mirror, C. 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
Italian neoclassical silver gilt wood & gesso red lacquered wall mirror with a central urn lion mask cartouche decorated with scrolled foliate plumes and ribbon drapery, flanking fol...
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1810s Italian Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Gesso, Mirror, Giltwood, Lacquer

Neoclassical Style Mirror Made from 1750s French Door Frames with Carved Decor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A tall painted wood mirror made from mid-18th century French door frames with carved motifs, priced and sold separately. This mirror features an exquisite linear frame, made from Fre...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Italian Brass Table Mirror
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian brass beveled round mirror in style of Ico Paricsi. Adjustable position great for the vanity table or jewelry store. Base is 7.2 diameter.
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1940s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Brass

Harrison & Gil Dauphine Neoclassical Parcel Gilt Ebonized Fruitwood Frame Mirror
Located in Germantown, MD
A large Harrison & Gil Dauphine neoclassical parcel gilt ebonized fruitwood frame mirror in good vintage condition. Measures: 39" in width and 55" in height.
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Fruitwood, Giltwood

Italian Neoclassic Style 'Modern' Giltwood Sunburst Round Mirrors
Located in New York, NY
Italian neoclassic style (modern) giltwood sunburst round mirrors with small square mirrored glass panels framing a center mirror (Priced each).
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2010s North American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Pair of Neoclassical Style Carved Rope Twist Floor Mirrors
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning pair of large floor mirrors featuring a hand-carved nautical style rope design. The thick frames have an intentionally aged and distressed patina on the finish which feature...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Mirrors

Materials

Iron

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