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Antique French Neoclassical Painted and Gilt Trumeau Mirror France circa 1895 (42"w x 64"h)

An antique French painted Neoclassical style trumeau mirror from the Belle Epoque period in France circa 1895. The classical arch is highlighted with gold leaf and is framed with applied mouldings also highlighted with gold leaf. This mirror, with a flat bottom,  was generally placed over a fireplace, console table or chest of drawers where the base of the mirror would rest upon the top of the lower piece. Often the piece below would echo the style of the mirror to enhance the decorative continuity of the interior space. By having the mirror glass extend almost to touch the top of the lower piece anything set upon the base meant that it would be reflected fully in the round in order to display its beauty. A clock, garniture of porcelain or a sculpture was especially suited to this placement. This tall and refined trumeau mirror is a beautiful example of how to use colour and gold leaf to create a sense of luxury and grandeur in a modern home as it may be used entirely by itself to define a space..

# BG10

DIMENSIONS

42.00" w x 3.50" d x 64.00" h

106.68cm w x 8.89cm d x 162.56cm h

$6,822.00

An antique French painted Neoclassical style trumeau mirror from Belle Epoque circa 1895. The classical arch is highlighted with gold leaf and is framed with applied mouldings also highlighted with gold leaf. This mirror, with a flat bottom,  was generally placed over a fireplace, console table or chest of drawers where the base of the mirror would rest upon the top of the lower piece. Often the piece below would echo the style of the mirror to enhance the decorative continuity of the interior space. By having the mirror glass extend almost to touch the top of the lower piece anything set upon the base meant that it would be reflected fully in the round in order to display its beauty. A clock, garniture of porcelain or a sculpture was especially suited to this placement. This tall and refined trumeau mirror is a beautiful example of how to use colour and gold leaf to create a sense of luxury and grandeur in a modern home as it may be used entirely by itself to define a space..