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20th century
E-J Ruhlmann Mirror

15 000 €

Galerie Guelfucci

18th century
A Louis XIV mirror

Price : on request

Galerie Wanecq

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The antique mirror

Made in whole range of forms and sizes, depending on the styles and epochs, mirrors reflect ever-evolving craftsmanship. When placed above a mantelpiece with wood panelling, the mirror is called an overmantel. A large moveable mirror on two upright pieces of wood fitted with a pivot mechanism is called a swing mirror. Whether hung on a wall or placed on a table, the mirror is a classic antique with a timeless appeal.

When mirrors are surmounted with a finely carved pediment, which is adorned with gilt bronze and surrounded by intertwined branches or chimeras, they can be extremely large. Exuberant or extremely sober, mirrors promoted the art of luminous reflections and shiny materials in a whirling mass of gilding and curved lines. Each detail is a feast for the eye for all lovers of art and antiques.