French Baroque Giltwood Mirror with Mercury Glass, Circa 1780

$6,500

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Description

A beautiful small-scaled Baroque giltwood mirror with mercury glass framing and mercury glass mirror plate; French circa 1780.

Height: 25 in. (63 cm), Width: 16.5 in. (42 cm)

The mirror features a prominent arched crest, serving as a decorative pediment, which crowns the frame. It is adorned with floral motifs, including stylized fleurons or rosettes, complemented by insets of mercury glass. The burnished giltwood moulding framing the mercury glass is intricately carved with floral and foliate patterns, as well as acanthus leaves—a classical element symbolizing enduring life, often incorporated in Baroque design—with painted faux bois insets. The central mercury glass mirror exhibits noticeable clouding indicative of its age.

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