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The mirror Louis XV and Louis XVI is richly decorated and carved French style. This princely decoration was built in the time of Louis XV and it changed pace in the time of Louis XVI.

The Louis XV mirror, both baroque and elegant

Since the dawn of time, it is a decorative element used by royalty as well as by its people. At the time of Louis ...

The mirror Louis XV and Louis XVI is richly decorated and carved French style. This princely decoration was built in the time of Louis XV and it changed pace in the time of Louis XVI.

The Louis XV mirror, both baroque and elegant

Since the dawn of time, it is a decorative element used by royalty as well as by its people. At the time of Louis XV, the ice took the baroque pace. Indeed, the ice itself is framed in a gilded or painted wooden sculpture. The rich and laden motifs are generally inspired by plants such as foliage, vines, bay leaves, flowers and fruits. The branches and flower garlands usually have bronze details, which gives the ice its golden hue. The trumeau mirror, a highly sought-after model, houses a painting in parallel with the ice. The Louis XV mirror was built by the mirrors of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine in the eighteenth century. The latter imported Saint-Gobain ice cream and covered it with tin and bright silver. The rock style of the Louis XV model still displays symmetrical sculptures. At this time, the decorative element has already declined in several forms: the ice to hang, the mirror to ask or to wear. Some Louis XV wall models reach a dimension of two meters or more.

If the Louis XV mirror is in the rock style with symmetrical sculptures, the Louis XVI mirrorevolves in neoclassical style. Indeed, the ice is inspired by Greco-Roman antiquity. His sculptures and forms give up symmetry and turn to more daring art and become straight. With regard to sculpture, the motifs change into grooves, knots of ribbon, frieze of posts and laurel falls. The models of Louis XVI Provencal mirrors still display more loaded motifs such as vines and vines of flowers. In addition to the sculptures, it is decorated with pearls, ovals or pearl stripe. At the end of the eighteenth century, the Louis XVI mirror is decorated with sculptures of military attributes such as flags, drums, shields or helmets.

Louis XVI mirrors, baroque and neoclassical

The Louis XV and Louis XVI mirrors come from very complex assemblies. Moreover, this detail explains their irreproachable quality, despite the seniority. The carved wood of the frame is simply nailed to the frame. This is where the sculptor shares his imagination and virtuosity with sculptures in different patterns. The two crosspieces and the two uprights of the floors are connected by mortise joints pegged and tenons. The mirrors themselves are always mercury. Real Louis XV and XVI ice creams are rare, even in antique shops. As a result, they are among the most sought-after and fashionable objects of ancient mirrors and decorative art.ated. Indeed, these are the ideal pieces to decorate a fireplace.

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