Speaking of Marie, this painted Louis XVI period Trumeau mirror has a classic shepherdess and shepherd painting on the top - she's playing the flute so I'm especially partial to this piece! The frame is painted a slate gray, with gilded detailing including urns, ribbons and bead and reel edging. The mirror is old mercury glass. Dating to 1780.
This Trumeau mirror is newer, dating to the late 19th century. It's large at 66"h x 50"w. It has neoclassical detailing and is painted a dark matte green. The carving at the top and roping along the sides of the mirror are really finely detailed with swags and urns, truly befitting it's classical roots .
This smaller mirror dates to 1700 and is in the Louis XIV style. The beveled glass is newer.
This is a Rococo style mirror in the Louis XVstyle, dating to 1880. Very femine - wouldn't this look amazing in a ladies dressing room or master bathroom over a vanity?
This is a giltwood mirror in the Louis XVI style dating to 1880.
This is a Empire period painted trumeau mirror with neoclassical detailing, including winged cherub, in dark green and gold. It dates to 1810 and is made of wood, with gesso, paint and mirrored glass. Very refined and, as compared to some others of this style, fairly restrained in design.
This is an unpainted waxed Boiserie Trumeau mirror with a hunting motif. It's in the Louis XVI style, dating to 1790. It's really interesting to see this style of mirror unpainted, as it shows off the carving work nicely.
This beauty is a Louis XV style Trumeau mirror dating to 1750. It has a painted border in a beautiful blue/green with gilded engraving around the mercury glass mirror. It's large 60"h x 30"w. It shows its age around the edges (wouldn't you if you were 259 years old?) but the gilding is to die for!
Ah... the mirrors are my favorites. No, wait, the sconces... the bureaus... the porcelain... so much more to come!