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This week we're bringing you a Pair of 19th Century Carved Gilt Wood Oval Mirrors circa 1860, and they come to us courtesy of Acanthus Antiques, our dealer friends in beautiful Kensington, Maryland. You can't help but admire this George III style British couple, finely carved gilt wood. The acanthus carving on the frame and its excellent condition make this a rare pair indeed. Consider the scale of these mirrors, too, at 50 inches tall and 26 inches wide. They will make a grand statement on any wall.
Place a pair of mirrors in a foyer. You could have a console under one mirror and a bench under the other, preferably the height of the back of the bench should be the same height and width of the console. Although this is not symmetrical, the composition would be perfectly balanced and go with this matched pair of mirrors. Look how beautiful mirrors look when placed over entry hall console tables, as in this stunning interior from Thomas Britt ASID, with Peter Napolitano's elegant architectural details.
We think this pair of mirrors will look beautiful in your home, too!
For a more in-depth discussion about these mirrors, see my By George! interview with Design2Share. And visit Bond & Bowery for the item detail page and direct dealer contact information on this pair of mirrors.
Photo credit: Architectural Digest