A Gorgeous Large c.1900 French Giltwood Framed Overmantle Mirror


Origin: French
Period: Mid/Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1890-1900
Height: 61 inches
Width: 45 inches
Depth: 2 inches

The large rectangular overmantle mirror having the original rectangular heavy glass plate surrounded on three sides by the giltwood beaded frame, the whole showing distress commensurate with age.

The original plate has some foxing but just the right amount to serve for character with a good spread of sparkle. There is some loss to parts of the plaster frame and to the beading and there is no panel back so the reverse is immediate glass plate. Otherwise she is structurally sound and with the addition of a hanger, ready to go.

Overmantle mirrors are a fantastic way of showing a mantelpiece off, due to their lower edge being vacant, though can make any wall or fireplace the central feature in any room.

A substantial and decorative mirror that would provide a huge shot in the arm for a boring wall.