A Swedish painted Empire period mirror from the early 19th century, with ribbon carved crest and checkered motifs. Born during the first half of the 19th century, this Swedish mirror features a splendid carved crest, resting on a linear structure. The clear mirror plate is surrounded by a simple frame, beautifully accented in its lower and upper section with recessed checkered patterns, whose texture contrasts beautifully with the calm purity of the ensemble. A delicately carved rosette adorns each corner of the piece. The mirror is painted in a light color, typical of the Scandinavian taste for soft palettes, aiming at brightening the homes during the long, dark winters of Sweden. With its clean lines and lovely carved décor, this Swedish Empire mirror circa 1820 will bring a graceful presence to any room, whether placed above a chest-of-drawers, sideboard or console table.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 23.25"W x 1.5"D x 52.75"H
Inventory Number: RR77