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French Empire Mirror in Cuban Mahogany, Swans in Bronze D'Ore Ormolu, circa 1815

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A very beautiful Empire mirror in fine West Indies/ Cuban mahogany with satinwood inlaid bandings. The book-matched figured mahogany draws the eye upward to the stepped pediment that graces the top of the mirror. Fine mounts of bronze d’ore ormolu with swans straddling flower-filled urns decorate the middle corners and bottom center half. France, circa 1815. The swan symbolizes grace & beauty, and is associated with love, music, & poetry. In Roman mythology the swan was sacred to Venus, the goddess of love & beauty. Empress Josephine was so fond of swans, she adopted them as her emblem adorning her house (Château Malmaison), her furnishings & porcelain with it. 27" wide x 3 3/4" deep x 54 3/4" high

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Mirror frame has been expertly restored with a French-polish finish in our workshop.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 4 ft. 7 in. x W 2 ft. 3 in. x D 3.75 in.H 139.07 cm x W 68.58 cm x D 9.53 cm
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    MIR00039
  • Item Location
    1stdibs GalleryNew York, NYMore Information
  • Reference Number
    LU988113177161
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