An Attractive 19thC French Giltwood & Gesso Wall Mirror c.1870

Origin: French
Period: 3rd Republic
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1870
Height: 39.5”
Width: 25.5”
Depth: 2.5“

The wonderfully aged giltwood and gesso framed rectangular mirror with ribbon and corvetto ball borders, the original thick mirror plate now beautifully foxed with age, the whole surviving from late nineteenth century France.

The mirror is in very attractive and decorative condition. The original plate glass is nicely foxed with good spreads to the whole plate. There is just enough deterioration but not too much, so the balance is just as it should be. The gilding remains true to its original condition, now with a superb patina, with some losses to the gesso. She has a particularly thick plate and frame and thus it is pleasingly heavy, and ready and able to be hung and admired.

This is simply how all mirrors should look. Stunning.