19c French gilt mirror with rococo motif

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The Rococo style was mainly used in furniture, silver and ceramics, rather than architecture and was fashionable during the mid 18th century.

French Rococo is characterized by natural motives- elaborate carved forms that resemble Ss and Cs, stylized acanthus leaves, all in an assymetric display. Because the movement was created by craftsmen, the hand-worked decoration is paramount in Rococo design.

This 19c French mirror with rich muted gilding features beautifully carved leaves is reminiscent of the rococo motif and will bring glamour to any decor.