Its ostentatious richness intended to celebrate Napoleon's leadership in particular and the French state in general. It famously employed elements of the. And its many archaeological treasures , which it rediscovered towards the end of the eighteenth century. IMAGE 6, MAISON CARREE, NIMES. Even after Napoleon lost power, Empire style continued to be in favour for decades.Enjoying a revival at the beginning of the 20th c. This impressive Empire style wall mirror dates to this revival period , taking its form from the facade of ancient Roman temples: Two. Pillars supporting the entablature, with a mascaron of the Greek god Hermes (the Roman god, Mercury) in pride of place in the pediment.
A mascaron being a face originally designed to frighten away evil spirits, but. Subsequently adapted to become a purely decorative element. This mirror has been constructed from the hardwood mahogany, with brass detailing to the top and bottom of the Tuscan pillars and the mascaron of Hermes in the pediment. It retains its original glazing with spots of foxing. VISIBLE IN IMAGES 2 & 8.Please note, two very small areas of mahogany veneer are beginning to lift on the roof panels of the mirror, invisible when hung. This is an elegant decorator's piece.
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WILL BE DISPATCHED PROTECTED IN POLYSTYRENE. WILL BE DISPATCHED ENCASED IN POLYSTYRENE.You can follow us around France and the Med on Instagram at lacewingprovencal. Or, around India at lacewinginteriors CURRENTLY WITH 2000 + FOLLOWERS. The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE MIRROR, NAPOLEON PERIOD. LATE 19TH c" is in sale since Saturday, December 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Home Décor\Mirrors". The seller is "lacewing-provencal" and is located in Hampton. This item can be shipped worldwide.