Wood and brass mirror - Louis XIV style - period : Second half of XIXth Century

19th century
Louis XIV style, Regency style
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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    Charming wooden mirror with rich brass embossed decoration of flowers, leaves and interlacing. 
    Its mercury glass is bevelled

    Period: Second half of the 19th century
    Style : Louis XIV
    Dimensions : Height : 83cm x Width : 53cm x Depth : 2cm

    The repoussé is a process of metal work which consists in hammering a plate of iron, gold, silver, copper, brass etc., placed on a resistant putty.

    There are two types of repoussé:
    - repoussé on top, where the face of the metal is worked by pushing the hollows inwards
    - the bottom embossing or true embossing, where the reverse side of the metal is worked by pushing the reliefs outwards
    The metal plate is applied to the previously moulded bronze object.

    In ancient times, repoussé was known as "sphyrelaton" or hammer work.
    This technique was commonly used by Roman goldsmiths. Emblema were also obtained by this process.
    Embossing was also used in the Middle Ages.

    In the 16th century the recingle or ressing appeared. The recingle is a sort of small light anvil with one of its points extended and curved. This is inserted into the hollow of the object to be decorated with reliefs. 

    The hammer blows struck on the recingle between the point where it is fixed and the end of its extension produce jolts, counter-blows which work and push the metal back inside at the given point.

    Ref: EQM0FULU3O

    Style Louis XIV style, Regency style (Other Mirrors of Louis XIV style, Regency style Style)
    Century 19th century (Other Mirrors 19th century)
    Width (cm) 53
    Height (cm) 83
    Depth (cm) 20
    Materials Brass, Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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