Pier-glass and console tables



Gilded Nordic Spruce; oil painting on canvas in the mirror decoration; white marble

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The use of a large mirror between two shutters, to which a console could be added, was a decorative solution widely used in France from the early years of the 18th century. It was widespread throughout Europe for the decoration of ceremonial or reception rooms, where the trumeau mirrors reflected and magnified the light, conferring luxury and grandeur on the rooms.
This example is highlights gilded woodcarving with Baroque vegetal and marine motifs.