A large antique French wall mirror, revival period. Hand-carved design cast in plaster with a distressed Old English White painted finish, d ecorated with flowing oak leaf and acorn motifs. Could be hung portrait or landscape, or lent against a wall. A real decorator's piece dating to the late 19th c.
Harking back to the Louis styles of The Golden Age of Frame Making, so prevalent in the 17th and 18th centuries when France was the artistic centre stage of international culture. Louis XIII frames in the 17h c. Were ornamented with flowing carvings of acanthus, oak and laurel leaves, mixed with floral motifs, and paved the way for later revivals. Cut to the 19th c.When these timeless designs were recreated, the ornamentation. Cast in plaster, as here. This suitably distressed mirror proudly displays its age with foxing to the glazing, and layer upon layer of paint. It's been recently sourced from a reputable French dealer who in turn sourced it from Normandy.
With no hooks currently attached verso, it's ready to be hung portrait or landscape, or perhaps lent up against a wall. Please look carefully at the images as they form part of the description. WILL BE DISPATCHED ENCASED IN POLYSTYRENE FOR PROTECTION.FRENCH TRICOLOUR FOR DISPLAY ONLY, AND NOT INCLUDED. COLLECTION IN PERSON POSSIBLE FROM SW LONDON. You can follow us around France and the Med on Instagram at lacewingprovencal. Or, around India at lacewinginteriors CURRENTLY WITH OVER 2000 FOLLOWERS. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Mirrors".
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