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18th century
Provence Giltwood Mirror

Price : on request

Antiquités Rigot et Fils

17th century
Italian Mirror

Price : on request

Kollenburg Antiquairs

19th century
Giltwood mirror circa 1850

18 000 €

ABC Pascal

19th century
Mercury Mirror Circa 1820/50

12 000 €

ABC Pascal

18th century
Venetian mirror

22 000 €

Matheus Gallery

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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.