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19th Century Water-Gilt Swedish Mirror with Original Beveled Glass

19th Century Water-Gilt Swedish Mirror with Original Beveled Glass

This beautiful Swedish mirror is in the Louis XV style and was created between the 1830s - 1840s. It is hand carved with c-scroll's, acanthus leaves, flowers and scalloped shells. The piece retains its original mercury-glass mirror. The piece is water-gilded in satin and high-polished gold-leaf. The history of Gustavian furniture began in 1771, when the future king of Sweden, Gustav III, returned home to Sweden after an extended stay at the court of Louis XVI at Versailles. The young monarch was highly influenced by the Neoclassical style and sought to recreate it in Sweden. The Gustavian style that evolved is a restrained interpretation of the French Louis XV and Louis XVI style. Initially, Gustavian furniture was reserved for royal palaces. However, the style soon gained popularity with the average citizen. While palaces were graced with gilded furniture, countryside homes were decorated with painted furniture; either white-washed or painted gray or soft cream. The light painted finishes provided a reflective quality that was desired during the long dark winters.

Sale Price: $1,850

Period: Mid-19th Century

Origin: Sweden

Width / Length: 20.5 inches

Depth / Diameter: 1.75 inches

Height: 4ft. 5 inches

Number of Items Offered: 1

Condition: Excellent

Dealer Reference: ISG39

Dealer Information:
Iconic Snob Galeries
2800 S. Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL, 33405
Phone: 561-832-2801

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