A French Napoleon III Mirror
A 19th century French Napoleon III period gilt mantle mirror, the frame finely moulded and with rounded top corners, decorated with an out-sized and pierced stylised foliate motif crest. The frame has two applied ‘Cartouche’ decorations centrally, and is fitted at the plinth with foliate motif corbels. The gilding retains a good and soft patination, showing the original gilder’s overlays of gold leaf. Area of Paris, circa 1860.
Condition report: In excellent, unrestored condition. Fitted with a later mirror plate.
Dimensions: 205 x 111 cm, at widest point on plinth.