Antique 19th Century Papier Mache Framed Mirror in Rococo styleSKU: by Aeology
Antique 19th Century Papier Mache Framed Mirror in Rococo style
Circa Date : 1860
Colour : Old Gilding
Country of Origin : France
Designer/ made by : Artisan Frame maker
Condition Report : Good, .
Size 64 cm H x 56 cm W
Decorative mid-19th century Mirror from France in original wood-backed and gilded Papier-Mache frame created in the earlier Rococo style of king Louis XV .
The slight ripple in the mirror glass gives a distorted effect thus creating an interestingly bizarre visual image rather than an exact looking-glass.
The papier mache moulding is backed by an original wooden base frame , the reverse side of which has recently been fitted with metal fixings allowing the mirror to be hung either landscape or portrait.
Dating from the period of the Emperor Napoleon III, 1860-1875 , a time when papier-mache had become a national craze in France.