EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH EMPIRE / CLASSICAL CHEVAL MIRROR CARVED AND SHAPED BASE - BEST FORM
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We proudly present for sale this early 19th century mahogany cheval dressing mirror in the high classical / french empire manner. The mirror stands atop 4 carved rolled french feet with water leaf carvings directly above. There's a very attractive turtle shaped base with a thick heavy gauge mahogany molded edge. This mirror is made of highly coveted Santo Domingan Mahogany. This older species was farmed to near extinction with only tiny quantities surviving under well deserved protectionist measures. The relativity to the equator and mineral deposits in the area gave the imported island timber a rich oil content resulting in a lustrous glow not found in modern day woods sold as "mahogany". The vertical stiles supporting the mirror are also carved and transition cleanly to their rolled ends. The mounting mechanism is cleanly mounted within the harps which is nice if you don't like the bolts that usually attach cheval mirrors. This mirror retains it's original old glass with the most minimal signs of age appropriate wear. Please note this design was continued well into the Victorian era it's one of the most desirable French Empire forms. An astute eye can clearly see the superior more complex earlier examples such as this one. When you have both side by side the difference is unquestionable. This mirror is 32" wide x 19 3/4" deep x 63 1/4" tall. The glass measures 23" x 47".
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We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation. We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe. All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces. We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects. We completely avoid items with issues. You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia. We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items. We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer. We represent all merchandise in absolute good faith and to the very best of our ability. Please ask all questions, including, but not limited to, shipping costs prior to purchase. All items are sold as is and from their location. If you would like to find out about any number of our services, including appraisals and restoration, please ask us about our website for more information.