French Louis XVI Pier Mirror – SOLD

Let’s call the symbol at the crest “the farmer’s arms” a cartouche that is seen in decoration, especially on period china. It is intended to mimic armorial emblems featuring weapons that were the spoils of battle. The central hatchment is of a farmer’s hat, shovel, lute, and horn intertwined with leaves.
   This is likely originally a part of the boiserie or paneling of a room. Probably made outside of Paris in one of the regional centers of frame making. Picture this on  a wall in your own chateaux.
   H.59″, W 31″. $2600