19th c Large French Overmantal Painted Wall Mirror


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  • £7,200.00
  • €8,562 Euro
  • $8,706 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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19th c Large French Overmantal Painted Wall Mirror

An exceptionally large 19th century Rococo Revival mirror featuring its original subtle paintwork which over the years has faded and worn leaving a delicate design with hints of red, light green and gilt on top of a chalk white painted base. In places, the paintwork has faded exposing the pale almost bleached wood underneath.

Antique of such vast size of its time would have often be grounded with either a bright splash of colour such as gilding, alternatively it would be heavily decorated with the use of carving or very often both.

This mirror demonstrates superb hand carved intricate detailing of S and C scrolls among acanthus leaves and floral decoration across the surface of the mirror frame.

The carving featured on this mirror has a great sense of depth showing its true rococo design. Rococo furniture was typically known for its style being highly theatrical, and designed to impress and awe at first sight - this is demonstrated in the elaborate and tantalising carvings throughout, adding a vast sense of dimension while drawing the mirror into the room rather than the mirror just becoming a feature on on the wall.

This mirror is unusually large and would have most probably been featured in a grand house above a fireplace /or on a wall, something that could again be replicated if one was to have such a space or could instead just simply be mounted to the wall in any such desired room.

The mirror glass is original with signs of foxing and wear to the silvered back. I believe that the backboard of this mirror to have at some point been replaced, but this doesn’t affect the true beauty at all, as the back isn't exposed when in situ.

Height - 134 cm
Width - 290 cm
Depth - 15cm


  • H: 134cm (52.76in)
  • W: 290cm (114.17in)
  • D: 15cm (5.91in)


19th Century

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Pappilon is a Mother and Daughter collaboration of ideas spanning 'some' decades of new and old.  Both having a fascination with interiors and art we like to think we have a unique style and taste where we select individual pieces for their own stand-alone worth and value and like family, it is a growing family of ideas that makes us love what we do.

We feel that antiques which have withstood the test of time relate to a quality found in craftsmanship most often lost in today's modern age. This doesn't simply mean we stick with the old but the ethos of what we stand for is that even antiques for the future should have a consideration to its longevity and quality as well as its style.

We source pre-loved and sometimes tired pieces of furniture and items from many locations around the UK and in and around Europe. We lovingly restore each piece and sympathetically bring it back to life either by injecting it into the 21st century or restoring it back to its original state.

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