French Empire Style Mahogany and Ormolu Pediment Wall Mirror

French Empire-style (19th/20th Century) mahogany wall mirror with gilt bronze ormolu mounts, a shaped pediment top, and a bevelled glass (Related item: PPM048)
ITEM #
PPM052
WIDTH
32.5"
STYLE
French Empire
DEPTH
2.0"
COLOR
Brown, Gold
HEIGHT
82.0"
CATEGORY
Mirrors > Wall Mirrors
$15,000
In Stock
Qty: 1

French Empire Style Mahogany and Ormolu Pediment Wall Mirror

In Stock
$15,000
Quantity: 1
French Empire-style (19th/20th Century) mahogany wall mirror with gilt bronze ormolu mounts, a shaped pediment top, and a bevelled glass (Related item: PPM048)
ITEM #
PPM052
WIDTH
32.5"
DEPTH
2.0"
HEIGHT
82.0"
STYLE
French Empire
COLOR
Brown, Gold
Category
Mirrors > Wall 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.

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.

Ormolu

Ormolu

French gilding technique of applying finely ground gold with a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. High heat is applied in a kiln burning off the mercury and leaving behind the gold affixed to the bronze and is finished by hand-chasing. Also known as gilt-bronze or bronze doré. Often used to refer to bronze furniture mounts enhanced by gilding.

Pediment

Pediment

An architectural feature that has a triangular ornament placed on top of a structure such as a a portico, doorway, window or used as a decorative element in furniture. There are many variations on the pediment some have segmental, scroll, and broken forms.

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.

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.

Ormolu

Ormolu

French gilding technique of applying finely ground gold with a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. High heat is applied in a kiln burning off the mercury and leaving behind the gold affixed to the bronze and is finished by hand-chasing. Also known as gilt-bronze or bronze doré. Often used to refer to bronze furniture mounts enhanced by gilding.

Pediment

Pediment

An architectural feature that has a triangular ornament placed on top of a structure such as a a portico, doorway, window or used as a decorative element in furniture. There are many variations on the pediment some have segmental, scroll, and broken forms.

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.

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.

Ormolu

Ormolu

French gilding technique of applying finely ground gold with a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. High heat is applied in a kiln burning off the mercury and leaving behind the gold affixed to the bronze and is finished by hand-chasing. Also known as gilt-bronze or bronze doré. Often used to refer to bronze furniture mounts enhanced by gilding.

Pediment

Pediment

An architectural feature that has a triangular ornament placed on top of a structure such as a a portico, doorway, window or used as a decorative element in furniture. There are many variations on the pediment some have segmental, scroll, and broken forms.

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