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Large antique French gilt Louis Philippe mirror - mercury glass


Code: 10759


W: 120cm (47.2")H: 188cm (74")


Large 19th century French gilt Louis Philippe mirror.

It dates from around 1850.

It has its absolutely gorgeous, original real gilt (gold leaf) on gesso frame with no chips at all or beads missing The gilt is particularly lovely.  

It has its wonderful original mercury glass. Mercury glass is increasingly hard to find and gives a reflection and sparkle like no other!

It has beautiful foxing in places.

It has all its original pine backboards (photos to follow).

It would have originally been used as an overmantel mirror above a fireplace so  would look fantastic used for this purpose but would also work very well just hanging on a large wall or above a console table or as a freestanding leaner mirror.