A French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Giltwood And Patinated Mirror
Item # 7452
An extremely elegant French 18th century Louis XVI period giltwood and patinated mirror, with rich symbols of the French Revolution. The original mirror plate is framed within a fine beaded and acanthus leaf patterned giltwood border. The striking giltwood top crown is set on a patinated background and displays detailed giltwood carvings. The master carver displays pride in the revolution with such symbols as the love birds at the center amidst berried laurels, marching drums and trumpets with a flag that reads 'Vive La Nation' (Long Live the Nation). All original gilt.