Curves, volutes, and Saint-Jacques shells – everything exudes the essence of Provence and the pure Louis XV style in this gilded wooden rococo mirror, resting upon two elegant feet. It dates back to the 18th century and has reached us in a remarkably preserved condition. The mercury glass and its wooden frame coated with gold leaf gilding using Armenian bole are original.
The Louis XV ornamental repertoire, distinctly characterized by its curves, finds concrete expression here through traditional Saint-Jacques shells, as well as through scrolling motifs and vegetal compositions inspired by the rocaille style. The 18th-century pediment features a stylized bouquet of flowers, set within a medallion nestled at the heart of an oversized Saint-Jacques shell. The corners of the frame are softened with volute motifs, accentuated by acanthus leaves. The entirety rests upon the Saint-Jacques shell at the base, a hallmark of the Louis XV style.
Height: 86 cm, Width: 61 cm.