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French mid 19th century Napoleon III period ebony and ormolu mirror

List: $17,500.00

French mid 19th century Napoleon III period ebony and ormolu mirror

List: $17,500.00

A stunning French mid 19th century Napoleon III period ebony and ormolu mirror. The ebony rectangular frame has beveled mirror inserts decorated by scrolled Églomisé floral designs, accented by richly chased ormolu mounts at each corner and sides. The... — Read More

  • Item # 8759
  • H: 41.25 in L: 29.5 in D: 2.5 in

    H: 105 cm L: 75 cm D: 6 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Ebony, Ormolu, Verre Églomisé
  • Napoleon III Period Read More
  • (Napoleon III Period) - Also known as 2nd Empire style, this highly eclectic style used many elements from various historical periods and revolutionized the use of more contemporary materials while focusing on comfort and functionality. Chairs and settees were ornately upholstered with the use of tassels, fringe, and opulent fabrics. Throughout this time the mechanics of chairs would be entirely concealed by upholstery and decorative elements, like the Crapaud armchair. Upholstered ottomans appeared with the creation of furniture like “le confident” or the two-person chair. Black Lacquer, Polychrome, and rattan were being used for the first time in European furniture.
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