Offered by Gérardin et Cie
17th & 18th centuries Furniture and Statuary
Very beautiful Regency mirror in gilded wood from the early eighteenth century, presenting in its central part a double frame of baguettes called `` à la Bérain ''. Each corner has spandrels decorated with shells and openwork arabesques.
This very decorative mirror is topped with an elegant pediment scalloped in scrolls and foliage scrolls and topped with a large shell.
H. 147 cm x L. 82 cm
France - Parisian work around 1720
Gilding reviewed in a professional gilding workshop
Original mercury mirrors
Early 18th century
Jean Bérain father or Berain is a painter, watercolorist, designer, engraver, ornamentalist and French theater decorator (1640-1711). Son of a Lorraine arquebusier, after studying with Charles Le Brun, he was appointed to the court of Louis XIV in 1674 as designer of the King's Chamber and Cabinet.
The Bérain decoration represents motifs taken from the ornamental decorations that he executed at the end of the 17th century and at the beginning of the 18th century. They represent scenes of grotesques, monkeys, dancing figures, canopies and draperies suspended in the middle of foliage.
On smaller surfaces such as frames, Bérain decorations consist of suites of florets, shells, light arabesques and aerial festoons ...
While the mirror first appeared in ancient Egypt, it was perfected in the 18th century with the use of glass. It then becomes more common in interiors, and its ornamentation follows the aesthetic codes specific to each period. Under the reign of King Louis XIV, the ornamentalist Bérain offered baguette framing and very special manufacturing.
The chopsticks were made in workshops by sculptors whose only trade it was. Their length was about three meters and these chopsticks were cut to the necessary length regardless of the carving pattern. As a result, in miter angles, the pattern never connects.
Delevery information :
We deliver in France and abroad, either ourselves or through qualified carriers and freight forwarders.
8 500 €