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French 1790s Louis XVI Giltwood Wall Mirror with Carved Gardening Crest

About the Item

A French Louis XVI period giltwood mirror from circa 1790 with carved crest depicting a gardening theme. This French Louis XVI period giltwood mirror, dating back to circa 1790, is a splendid artifact that marries the elegance of giltwood with a pastoral charm. Atop the mirror, a meticulously carved crest reveals a romantic gardening theme. A quaint garden hat takes center stage, flanked by gardening tools including a spade, all set against a backdrop of laurel and oak leaves, symbols of victory and strength. The corners of the frame are adorned with delicately carved rosettes, adding a touch of floral elegance, while the surround is intricately detailed with beads and rais-de-cœur patterns, enhancing its sophisticated appeal. This mirror, with its combination of rustic charm and aristocratic elegance, could serve as a magnificent focal point in any room of a home. It would be particularly fitting in a living room, entryway, or garden room, where its thematic elements can be fully appreciated. The mirror's historical significance and beauty could also spark conversations among guests, making it not just a decorative piece but a storyteller of its era. Its timeless design ensures it would complement both traditional and contemporary interiors, adding a layer of historical richness and visual interest.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 53.5 in (135.89 cm)Width: 29.1 in (73.92 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
  • Style:
    Louis XVI (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1790
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Distressed with authentic age and patina. Some aging to the mirror plate. Please refer to the various additional photos for further condition detail and contact us with any questions!
  • Seller Location:
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: YY5211stDibs: LU835938272442
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