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A French 18th century Régence Period giltwood mirror

List: $22,500.00

A stunning and large scale French 18th century Régence Period giltwood mirror. The original mirror plate is framed within a beautiful and most decorative mottled border with charming and finely carved wrapped floral garlands. At the base are lovely reeded... — Read More

  • Item # 7471
  • H: 76.75 in L: 35.75 in D: 3 in

    H: 195 cm L: 91 cm D: 8 cm

  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Giltwood, Mirror
  • Régence period Read More
  • (Régence period) - Regence, also known as Regency, was the period in French history when Louis XV was still a minor and unable to take full control of the country. This restrained style occurred during the first 30 years of the 1700s and was directed by Philippe II, regent of France. During this period, France evolved from the large and self-important court of Louis XIV and began moving away from such formality. The petit salon was now the ideal location for entertaining, so furniture needed to be elegant, highly crafted, but easily movable. Even the Chateau de Versailles which represented the almighty French court, now saw larger rooms being divided into more intimate spaces.
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A French 18th century Régence Period giltwood mirror