Wood and gilded stucco overmantel mirror, Empire period, 19th century
Empire period overmantel mirror, in wood and stucco gilded with gold leaf. This mirror is framed by two antique style pilasters in wood and stucco, gilded with gold leaf. A rectangular pediment enhances the whole and hosts a mythological scene in relief, a frieze of foliage and flower buds, all worked in gold leaf. A frieze of palmettes decorates the lower part of this large wall mirror.
What is a Trumeau mirror?
The trumeau is an architectural element with a strong historical and aesthetic value. Appearing in the Middle Ages, it speaks of the engineering of the time. It represents an important part of the history of art and architectural heritage. From the eighteenth century, the overmantels become essential elements of the interior design of dining rooms, libraries and other living rooms, modeled or painted. Most of the time, they are found above the fireplaces. It is not uncommon to see overmantels whose decorative elements are larger than the mirror itself. Over the centuries, the architecture of overmantels has evolved, like the one we propose here in an Empire style recognizable by its antiquisite decorations enhanced with palmettes, fleurons...
Dim: W: 95cm, D: 8cm, H: 202cm.
Dim: W: 37,4in, D: 3,1in, H: 79,5in.
Condition report : Good condition. Wood and stucco re-gilded.