Neoclassical Carved Mahogany Pier Mirror, 19th century
BALTIC NEOCLASSICAL CARVED MAHOGANY PIER MIRROR
Circa mid 19th century
Item # 703QNS20P
This gorgeous pier mirror is finished in excellent selections of crotch-mahogany veneers, particularly in the upper panel where the recessed center shows the same carved ball-and-ring molding that frames the mirrored glass. The cove molded body raises a powerful projecting pediment with four symmetrical carved acanthus rosettes in a raised arch. The reverse of the mirror shows a thoughtful approach to the craft, perfect symmetry in the pine secondary woods that bring the form together; it retains a beautiful old brown oxidized unfinished surface with all original blocking. The mirror can be mounted with the current modern tabs, a wire can be added or a different form of bracket can easily be added.
A powerful piece of architecture in fine condition, this is a most interesting strikepoint piece for the Neoclassical interior.
Measurements: 26 1/8” W x 57 1/2” H x 4 1/4” D
Old repaired cracks in rosettes. Replaced mirrored glass. Small pine strip added to top behind crest for strength and balance. Old refinish, minor chips, veneer patches and losses as expected.