Monumental Louis XVI mirror
Monumental Louis XVI mirror: This huge painted timber-framed mirror is a 20th century reproduction with lots of authentic grandiose features with patina. The hand-made oak frame features raised and fielded panels, concave reveals, and extraordinary carved mouldings of arabesques and garlands. From acanthus leaves to sun-flowers they symbolise regal references of the classic Louis XVI style, and perhaps further back in time as sun-flowers are a reference to the « Sun King » Louis XIV as well.
This mirror in good overall condition was originally positioned above a fireplace in a room with a high ceiling. It is an impressive work of art by skilled joiners and cabinet makers.
- Overall height : 262 cm (103 inches)
- Overall width : 190 cm (75 inches)
- Front to back : 40 cm (16 inches)
- Mirror : Hauteur 230 cm x width 123 cm (ht 91 x width 48 inches)
This antique oak mirror is on display at BCA’s new Pont L’Evêque premises in Normandy, South of Deauville.