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Neoclassical mirror Louis XVI  late time of 18th century circa 1781.
Neoclassical mirror Louis XVI  late time of 18th century circa 1781. - Mirrors, Trumeau Style Louis XVI Neoclassical mirror Louis XVI  late time of 18th century circa 1781. - Neoclassical mirror Louis XVI  late time of 18th century circa 1781. - Louis XVI Antiquités - Neoclassical mirror Louis XVI  late time of 18th century circa 1781.
Ref : 75200
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
French, Parisian.
Medium :
Giltwood
Dimensions :
l. 29.13 inch X H. 48.43 inch X P. 5.91 inch
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Neoclassical mirror Louis XVI late time of 18th century circa 1781.

Neoclassical mirror Louis XVI late time of 18th century circa 1781. Elegant neoclassical mirror Louis XVI carved limewood and gold browned and amati; it is divided into two distinct parts, an upper part, the pediment and a bass in main embedding the mirror. The pediment trilaterally pyramidal form finely openwork is carved with a high overflow, in round of hump. It is adorned in the middle part of a zenith eagle towering majestically. Martial attribute par excellence, the eagle is placed as the sun at the fifth cardinal point "the Zenith" that is to say the axis of the world; it symbolizes supremacy majesty, strength and prestige. From its folded left wing, it protects the immaculate royal flag and its pennant. From his right wing deployed; emerges the oak crown with the dense and serrated foliage that crowns the pediment. An inexhaustible source of strength and generosity, it symbolizes durability and wisdom. On both sides, in the background, the whole is delimited by windings of olive and oak foliage placed on a capital of branches and buds, themselves reassembled by vegetable winding. The main part, the second quadrilateral rectangle form encased the ice. This is formed on the periphery of a double flat profile strip, adorned with rays of hearts on a first level and then streaks of pearls on the inner periphery; the whole resting of parts and others on two symmetrical bases with teeth of wolves. Laterally, outside of the vertical ends of the divergent garlands emerge; foliated windings rising from greek with hatched scrapers for those of the bottom and suspensions of rosebuds tied with ribbon escaping from octagons to those of the top. A bouquet of central bay leaves, unifies the two parts giving the whole a homogeneous visual. The ice consists of a flat glass plate lined with tin and lead immersed in a bath of mercury to dissolve them. Tin associated with lead then giving this hot and luminous side to the mirror called "mercury". It is worth noting the delicacy, the finesse and the nervousness of execution of this mirror which are matched only by realism and depth free from the flatness so common to this type of mirror. Moreover, this mirror filled with martial symbolism, associated with the immaculate flag allows us to assign a relatively accurate dating, around 1781. Knowing that on March 3, 1781, Louis XVI signed an order formalizing the presence of the pristine white flag to mark the jurisdiction of the king exercised on a foreign land. Proof if there is one, John Trumbull's famous painting of the famous Battle of Yorktown. Battle where the British General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquis Cornwallis surrendered to Count Rochambeau, illustrious general of the French Expeditionary Force during the American Revolutionary War. Lord Cornwallis, after 21 days of fighting, surrendered with a quarter of the British forces to the Franco-American troops flying the pristine white flag and the banner to the thirteen bands, October 19, 1781. Observation: This mirror is in a state of conservation fabulous totally vintage; of course the mercury mirror is also original. A simple cleaning of gilded wood and lacquer woodwork has been practiced in the rules of art. Dimensions: Height 122.5cm, width 73.5cm, depth 15cm (at the top of the pediment).

General conditions of sale and delivery: The price indicated on the ad includes the delivery throughout the metropolitan France. For Germany, Belgium, Italy or Spain contact us for a quote. For the United States, Europe outside the EU or the rest of the world contact us for a quote but the import taxes applicable in each country remain at your expense. The packing and the follow-up of the transport are insured by ourselves or by professional carriers specialized in works of art.

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General conditions of sale and delivery: The price indicated on the ad includes the delivery throughout the metropolitan France. For Germany, Belgium, Italy or Spain contact us for a quote. For the United States, Europe outside the EU or the rest of the world contact us for a quote but the import taxes applicable in each country remain at your expense. The packing and the follow-up of the transport are insured by ourselves or by professional carriers specialized in works of art.

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