Louis XIV period mirror in lime wood carved and gilded with the leaf, of quadrilateral rectangle form in main, increased by a pediment in trilateral, pyramidal. The very openwork pediment is composed of a decoration from more floral, where rose, daisy and other peony côtoient, foliage and branches in an ovoid vase with decoration of lotus. In the main frame, the curved frame with reserves is crossed by a plant scroll decoration alternated with flowers and plumes. Each of the four corners is flanked by a spandrel from which emerges at an angle towards the center an acanthus leaf in a cartouche of leafy scrolls. The glass and the reserves are made of flat glass plate lined with tin and lead immersed in a mercury bath to dissolve them. The tin associated with the lead gives then this warm and luminous side to the mirror said "with mercury". On the back the frame is blocked at each of its corners by a key, the sheet of glass is lined with a sole of maritime pine that fits into the rabbet inside the frame; traditional technique of assembly of decorative arts of the great century.
Technique that associated with the general decoration places us in the second period of the reign of the great monarch between 1660-1699 at the height of his reign, the period of decorative arts called: Louis-Quatorzian. This period is distinguished by the search for the grandiose to the point of emphasis, by the perfect symmetry of the motifs in the execution of the gilded wood. Dimensions: Height 72cm - width 37cm.
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