ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY CLASSICAL / FEDERAL PERIOD CARVED GILT ENTRY / PIER MIRROR W/ RARE LION & GUILLOCHE CARVINGS
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With our highest compliments we're pleased to offer this wonderful 19th Century Classical / Federal Period Carved & Gilt Pier / Entry Mirror. Over the last month we've been turning over 3/4 estates a week. We're bringing in such a high volume of high quality antiques and are in the process of having them ready to be offered. Those who know us and have followed us through the years understand the time and financial commitment needed to represent the best merchandise on the market. We're happy to do so and will continue to offer fresh to market, investment grade, better - best antiques daily. From a coastal Greek Revival Rhode Island home this mirror is estate fresh and in wonderful condition. This is a large scale mirror measuring 28 1/4" wide x 57 1/2" tall! The upper part of the crown is decorated with carved water leafs, acanthus leaves & a geometrical bead carvings. The mirror has two amazing lion rosettes along the upper blocks. The mirror has fluted columns along the vertical stiles terminating in 3D acanthus gesso carvings. The lower blocks have additional floral rosettes. Our favorite decoration on the mirror is along the lower horizontal rail. This is a guilloche carving popular among many classical civilizations. During the classical period new discoveries such as Pompeii were a novel wonder to the world and the rediscovered timeless designs gained popularity in architecture and cabinet making in the 19th century.