Antique French archtop with cartouche

Antique French archtop with cartouche

Code: 5504


H: 127cm (50")W: 80cm (31.5")

£990.00 Approx $1195.65, €1172.99

Classic 19th century French archtop mirror with an etched gilt frame which has an outcurving central section decorated with alternating bands of burnished and matt gold leaf and a row of beading around the sight edge (closest to the glass). Where this mirror has been dusted for over 100 years, the gold leaf has thinned revealing the terracotta bole beneath giving the mirror frame a very warm colour. The mirror is topped with an elegant acanthus leaf and flower cartouche and the original glass is in very good condition with minimal age and gives an excellent reflection.