Pretty mirror of late 18th century golden wood with the Revolutionary attributes.
The molded frame has a pearl frieze decor. The lower corners are decorated with tassels.
This mirror is capped with a pediment richly carved with Revolutionary attributes: cannon, spikes, flags, Phrygian cap ... with beautiful garlands of foliage.
Background and gilding of origin
Original mercury glass (wear on bottom left)
Old brand on the back «PONCET gilder»
Historical Annecdote: The Phrygian cap is a cap originating in Anatolia. It is a symbol of freedom by its resemblance to the "pileus", a hat worn by freed slaves in the Roman Empire. In the United States it was also used as a symbol of freedom in the war of independence and it is still present on the flag of the state of New York.
Price : on request
7 000 €