Superb 17th century French Louis 14th period gilded repoussé brass. Please register my store/page in your favorites, for a fine range of 14th to 19th century period metalwork, lighting & other pieces, all guaranteed, as to age, condition & origin. Serious, as to Intellectual Property & Author rights violations are reported to our Intellectual Properties attorneys in Paris & Leeds. Read my terms of sale.Other pieces are for scale. Im a part-time antiques dealer, & sometimes exhibit at UK antiques shows. My associate in France is an expat American historian of European Decorative Arts & museum curator, with 46 years of advanced experience. All rural French post offices were closed for 9 weeks; 15,000+ postal employees took leave of absence when the virus struck. New outbreaks have hit less than 25 miles from my house deaths, & people testing positive all around me & 120+ French "clusters" since May 11th.
I haven't been able to reply, list new arrivals there are many! I live alone & extremely isolated on the very Western plateau edge of the Massif Central, at 3,000 ft. Altitude everything has to be unplugged. Martial law was in effect in France for 8 weeks - more than 100,000 police & miltary deployed to enforce total confinement. Besides food deliveries left 8 feet from my house, I haven't had ANY human contact.
Thank you for your understanding Im nearly 70, & need medical care, but visits to dentists, doctors & hospitals are prohibited, except for life-threatening problems. There has been little talk about it, but there have also been many suicides Ive been living in a war zone for 12 weeks.France is 18% smaller than Texas; the virus has decimated normal life 29,000 people are dead the actual number is believed to be more than 50,000. In searching for patient zero in France, a case was found from Dec.
Life isn't normal UK deaths are over 38,000 Elly works full-time in frontline Heath Care. The past 3 months have been beyond depressing I've never experienced such utter solitude in my life. I hope to be caught up within the week, but nothing was possible before. With hope, Roy & Elly. A commercial comment : I've involved with early furniture & lighting for 46 years, and keep current with the French & other Continental markets - the average price for a French mirror of this period and rarity is usually over 400 Euros, as-is (they often need restoration).
I have numerous reference books on period French and other Continental furniture and Decorative Arts - none go into sufficient detail, as to early French mirrors but the Louis 14. Period style of the fruit-filled baskets in the corners is hard to mistake, and the superb metalwork is most certainly very early. Century French miniature Ive ever seen (in sculpted & gilded wood). One of the first lessons one learns in the Anglo-American antique furniture trade is that early formal mirrors have beveled glass edges that are so fine as to be almost undetectable, except by touch.
This glass is of that quality - superbly beveled and done by hand, but Im quite sure that its a late 19. Century replacement there are no visible striations or other imperfections that typify period mirror glass, and there is absolutely no deterioration to the mercury. The backboard might be original, but if so, the edges were re-cut when the glass was replaced. All sides are framed in with a wooden border it has a very old and dark finish that obscures determining what kind of nails the trim has been secured with, but as with the rest of the frame, it appears to be original also.The wrought iron hanger at the top is clearly of the period, and shows no signs of being replaced; the equidistant holes at the bottom of the back are possibly indicators that this was originally a large wall sconce, but they might have been from a secondary bracket bracing along the bottom, which I've seen before. Please keep in mind that circa means exactly that about. Mirrors (or sconces) of this size are extremely useful I have several in my 17. Century farmhouse, back-lighting early metalwork, or simply illuminating a few of the dark recesses. (my house has exposed beams on all three floors, and very low ceilings). We are independently listed with. But strictly as-seen, and as described the photos are an integral part of the description.
The only significant border loss (see photo # 9) is a small section of gilded repoussé brass, about 1 & 1/2 long 4 centimeters which is very easy to have copied and pieced in but this is a matter of taste. Note : Photos are high resolution use magnification for viewing details; and please ask, if you wish more.
New Bedford Museum of Glass. 17 & 1/4 44 cm.
: overall depth 1 & 1/8 3 cm. Insured mailing within France is 16 Euros. Is 26 Euros to North America. & always offer grouped rate posting, with no time limits. Please read listings carefully rates & conditions are substantially different.Request that buyers be understanding of delays due to illness, severe weather, or computer problems. This is strictly a small business, with no employees. Intolerant buyers, or those leaving less than 5-star feedback (no longer invisible) will be black-listed. There is a major problem with the age, condition or origin of a piece as described ; and this is confirmed by a qualified expert with professional credentials. I have absolutely no control over rates. And often absorb extra costs, such as double-boxing.
Please inquire, as to mailing costs! Our independent certifications with the. Thus saving buyers 10% to 43% in relevant countries. UK checks, or bank drafts, & all bank transfers accepted. My French associate is an expatriate American historian of Decorative Arts, a published antiques editor & writer, curator, certified appraiser, & internationally respected authority in numerous categories.He has placed pieces with French & US museums, including the Smithsonian, & assists me with acquisitions, research & texts. Residing in the European Union. Josef is an extensively published expert with ongoing academic & commercial commissions, including 2 more forthcoming books.
We fiercely protect our Intellectual Property rights and in court, when necessary. The item "Superb 17th century French Louis 14th gilded repoussé brass mirror circa 1660" is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "etb2011" and is located in Limousin Region. This item can be shipped worldwide.