18th century carved wood French mirror

18th century carved wood French mirror

Code: 5001

Dimensions:W: 53cm (20.9")H: 85cm (33.5")

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18th century French mirror with decorative carved wood frame of curling acanthus leaves. The top of the mirror has a central circular decoration with a star design of flowers and leaves and all the top decoration has sections of mirror behind the carving. At the base, outcurving acanthus leaves with mirror behind form little supporting feet and there is a small shell in the centre. The back of the mirror provides a narrow border around the carved decoration.  The gilding has worn over the years revealing layers of terracotta, light cream gesso and glimpses of the carved wood. The original mercury glass is foxed and gives a gentle reflection.