A French oval painted and parcel gilt marriage mirror from the 19th century, with carved crest and kissing doves. Featuring an oval shape, this exquisite French wall mirror exudes a romanticism particularly appropriate for a marriage piece. Our eye is immediately drawn to the lovely carved crest, adorned with two kissing doves flanked with a quiver on the left (Cupid's attributes) and a torch on the right, symbolizing life, while an abundance of delicate flowers drape the upper section of the mirror. This painted and parcel-gilt décor embodies the well wishes dedicated to the couple. The central mirror plate is surrounded by a molded frame, decorated with rais-de-coeurs and beaded motifs and highlighted with red accents. The lower section of the mirror finds its perfect conclusion with its carved foliage and volutes. With its exquisite carved décor and lovely finish, this French 19th century oval mirror will bring a tender touch to any home, whether placed above a chest-of-drawer, demilune table or buffet.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 27"W x 5.5"D x 45"H
Inventory Number: SS36