Louis XIV-Style Giltwood Trumeau Mirror

  • A carved giltwood frame encases this Louis XIV-style French trumeau mirror
  • It includes an array of ornamental motifs from shells and scrolls to birds and dragons
  • These architectural mirrors are highly popular displayed above a mantel
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Item No. 30-5016

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This Louis XIV-style French trumeau mirror features an intricately carved giltwood frame with an exceptional level of detail. It is a study in the grandiose style of the Louis XIV age, and it includes an array of ornamental motifs from shells and scrolls to birds and dragons. Large 19th-century trumeau mirrors such as this are difficult to find in such superb condition. 

In French, trumeau refers to the space of wall between two windows; by the early 1700s, the word was adopted to describe a mirror specially made to occupy this space, and, a few decades later, the mirror above a mantel. During this period, owning such a furnishing was considered a great luxury, as glass of this large size was remarkably difficult to find. As a result, the trumeau mirror gained popularity among the upper classes as a sign of wealth. The style remains highly popular, particularly for its more architectural style in comparison to other mirror types.

Circa 1860

84" high x 56 1/2" wide x 2 1/4" deep
Louis XIV-Style Giltwood Trumeau Mirror
Period: 19th Century
Type: Trumeau
Depth: 2.25 Inches
Width: 56.5 Inches
Height: 84.0 Inches

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