A French faux-bamboo freestanding cheval mirror from the second half of the 19th century. This French cheval mirror was born during the later years of the reign of Emperor Napoléon III, around the time when Monet was going to present his first Impressionist painting. Featuring a full length central mirror attached to lateral supports surmounted with urn-shaped finials, the mirror swivels at will. The lower section is delicately adorned with baluster motifs, while the ensemble is raised on four saber legs. The elegant design, combined with the use of faux-bamboo, typical of the taste of this late 19th century, make this French free-standing cheval mirror, circa 1870, an excellent choice for any home, perhaps placed in a bedroom or dressing room.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 36"W x 24"D x 76 1/2"H
Inventory Number: RR48