BIEDERMEIER NEOCLASSICAL FRUITWOOD PIER MIRROR
With eglomisé panels of Egyptian motif; Austria, circa 1810-20
Item # 010EPB22M
A rare and most exquisite Biedermeier period pier mirror from the first quarter of the nineteenth century, it features a distinctly architectural profile with a clean gable pediment flanked by wooden carved parcel gilt and ebonized mounts on either corner featuring the eagle's wings beneath a pair of entwined doves raising an orb on their backs.
The frame houses an old and perhaps original mirror with extensive silvering loss flanked on either side by intricate eglomisé panels featuring golden Egyptian motifs over an ebony ground. In the lower corners are tri-legged jardinieres with sacrificial fires raised in the bowls. In the lower panel a later green silk upholstered display adds a needed touch of color and texture.
A most compelling mirror, this is a rich visual display preserved in nearly untouched original condition.
Measurements: 48 1/4" W x 40 1/4" H x 1 3/4" D
Silvering loss to mirror. Extensive blistering and loss to eglomisé panels. Minor surface wear. Old refinish. Later green silk on lower panel.