Gold Gilt Large Antique  Mirror
Fine Gilt Rococo Mirror with Elaborate Leafage Cupid Crest
Elegant Gold Gilt Mirror

Fine Gilt Rococo Mirror with Elaborate Leafage Cupid Crest

Regular price $1,200.00
A fine gilt mirror, most likely French but possibly American: Circa 1850-60. The mirror has a oval glass set in an oval frame with beautifully detailed scrolled border. The top crest is decorated with asymmetric leafage with foliage and an elaborate cartouche finial from which spring open morning glories and a cupid putti figure. At the bottom center another handsome scrolled accent.

Heavily adorned with acanthus, rocaille motifs, ornately exaggerated decorative motif. Lovely decorated elements of classical style and fine artistry. 

Size: 34 1/2" wide  x  approximately 56"   

Condition : There are age related imperfections. Gold loss and a few damaged scrolled tips. The price has been reduced .

Provenance: This mirror was from my family home. My parents were collectors of fine antiques with many Meissen, Rosenthal porcelain and fine furniture.

Beginning in the 1820s, the 18th-century rococo was the inspiration for a revival—actually a reinterpretation—of Parisian rococo design. The rococo revival was popular in England, on the Continent, and in the U.S. The American rococo revival, which flourished between about 1840 and 1860, is possibly responsible for the most distinctive furniture. The major characteristic of the this style was the "rocaille" work, also known as "Rococo"
(#2018 01 --  RM6)

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