Early 19th Century French Empire Walnut Frame with Mercury Mirror
Early 19th century Empire mirror, a solid walnut rectangular frame decorated with a gilt plaster profile, a gilt gesso internal frame decorated with palmette, centered by an original mercury mirror. French origin.
Two lateral holes let us know this item was part of a table tilting mirror, a French Empire table psyche.
Can be hanged in both directions, horizontally too.
Good conditions except two minor gilding losses in the gesso frame.
It comes from a Milanese private palazzo.
Period: 1810 circa
For a safe shipping it must be crated.
height: 90.5 cm
width: 65 cm
depth: 4 cm
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