A luscious gilt Louis XV pier mirror, circa 1750 in an important size. Soaring leafage cresting mounts a glass flanked by scrolling tendrils, leafage, and fruit. The vertical frame rails topped by panels are supported at the base with quoin work. Rocaille aprons play against molded scrolls repeating as they drop to the apron with a barrel surmounted as a symbol of abundance. A lustrous gold leaf surface has been retained. (Clearer images available on request).
The French rococo taste in the 18th century built on the Italian lead in style but surpassed it in refined interpretation. Rococo taste also reacted to the more heavy ornate classicism of the Louis XIV period.
We offer this pier mirror as a highlight of French Louis XV fashion. H. 51″, w. 28.5″, d. 5″ You would wait a long time for another of this quality. $3600