American Empire Style Zoomorphic Design Cheval Mirror

American Empire-style (first quarter 20th Century) mahogany cheval mirror flanked by carved swans on a scalloped base with paw feet and an eagle finial.
ITEM #
062377
WIDTH
36.5"
STYLE
American Empire
DEPTH
19.0"
COLOR
Brown
HEIGHT
75.0"
CATEGORY
Mirrors > Cheval Standing Mirrors
$5,500 (USD)
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American Empire Style Zoomorphic Design Cheval Mirror

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$5,500
Quantity: 1
American Empire-style (first quarter 20th Century) mahogany cheval mirror flanked by carved swans on a scalloped base with paw feet and an eagle finial.
ITEM #
062377
WIDTH
36.5"
DEPTH
19.0"
HEIGHT
75.0"
STYLE
American Empire
COLOR
Brown
Category
Mirrors > Cheval Standing Mirrors
Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

Cheval mirror

Cheval mirror

A cheval mirror is a full-length mirror. A cheval mirror is suspended between two pillars and attached to a large supporting base above and below the mirror. The cheval mirror is extremely functional because it can be angled to allow oneself to view their entire body. The ability to serve as a full-length mirror has made the cheval mirror a popular piece of furniture for bedrooms and dressing rooms. In fact, the cheval mirror was originally known as a dressing mirror when it was first made in the 1700s.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

Cheval mirror

Cheval mirror

A cheval mirror is a full-length mirror. A cheval mirror is suspended between two pillars and attached to a large supporting base above and below the mirror. The cheval mirror is extremely functional because it can be angled to allow oneself to view their entire body. The ability to serve as a full-length mirror has made the cheval mirror a popular piece of furniture for bedrooms and dressing rooms. In fact, the cheval mirror was originally known as a dressing mirror when it was first made in the 1700s.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

Cheval mirror

Cheval mirror

A cheval mirror is a full-length mirror. A cheval mirror is suspended between two pillars and attached to a large supporting base above and below the mirror. The cheval mirror is extremely functional because it can be angled to allow oneself to view their entire body. The ability to serve as a full-length mirror has made the cheval mirror a popular piece of furniture for bedrooms and dressing rooms. In fact, the cheval mirror was originally known as a dressing mirror when it was first made in the 1700s.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

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