A pair of fine gilt mirrors, most likely French but possibly American: Circa 1850-60. The mirrors are mounted as pier mirrors with the tables Nos. 12 and 13. Each mirror has a tall oval glass set in an oval frame with stylized leafage and flowers at the center of each vertical side. That oval frame is set within a massive rococo gilt frame with beautifully detailed scrolled openwork with foliage and an elaborate cartouche finial from which spring open morning glories. The frame is made with a straight bottom, for setting upon a mantlepiece of pier table.
Price is for the pair, but I would consider selling separately. The pair are almost exactly the same in size and style but not identical.
Appraised by Certified Appraiser in 2006, the pair (@ $ 5,200.00): $10,400.00
The condition is good. There have been some repairs to the gesso over the years, expected of mirrors of such advanced age. SEE PHOTOS - There has been over the years aging to wood and note some minor separations.
These mirrors were from my family home and are heavily adorned with acanthus, scrolls on the mirror frame with rocaille motifs, ornately exaggerated decorative curves and floral scallop motif. Lovely decorated elements of classical style and fine artistry.
Both mirrors have wonderful elaborate Rococo scroll work with swirls intertwined in a lovely manner.The carved decoration is exquisite, mirror with layered heavy cornice, applied turned molding trim.Each is embellished with delicate carved flowers and foliage decor. The tall frames are a handsome shape. The pair are true works of art and would accent any prominent home with their majestic grandeur.
Borrowing motifs from the Rococo and Renaissance era, this is fine example of period 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".
Size of each:
46" wide at bottom and measures approximately 42" towards center of mirror