Large and elegant mirror with pediment decorated with exotic motifs, rocaille, and baguettes à la Bérain. In the spandrels of the mirror are placed mascarons of Indians, with their exotic headdresses. They are surrounded by rocaille whose sinuosity contrasts with the maintenance of Louis-Quatorzian elements such as the baguettes à la Bérain. This mirror is clearly from the Régence period.
The pediment is more marked by the new fashion than the quadrangular mirror, as is often the case. It presents a scalloped ornamentation with birds (phoenixes? pheasants from the Far East?). The top of the pediment is occupied by a rich cartouche with a burst pomegranate surrounded by flowers.
Remarkable fact, the central mirror is enhanced by glass rods set in the corners in metal frames, which adds to the charm of this mirror.
Gilding repairs. Restoration to the gilded wood elements. Central mirror with a shaded tain.
Mirror with pediment, carved and gilded wood, mirror, metal, first half of the 18th century. Size (H x W): 162 x 85 cm.
20 000 €