An impressive French 19th century Louis XVI st. giltwood mirror. This unique tall and narrow shaped mirror has a straight giltwood frame with a finely carved inner Coeur de Rai border, followed by a beaded and berried laurel designed outer frame. At each side of the straight mottled base are fine block cabochons flanked by large elegant acanthus leaves, which are repeated above. The majestic top crown is a spray of richly carved acanthus leaves, wheat and fine flowers, centered by a large bow and draped garlands. All original gilt.