Belle Epoque table mirror, sold

Nr. 2508 |
Belle Epoque Table mirror with peacock
Tischspiegel mit Pfau
Tischspiegel mit Pfau
Tischspiegel mit Pfau
Tischspiegel mit Pfau
Tischspiegel mit Pfau
Tischspiegel mit Pfau

Table mirror with woman and peacock
Belle Epoque

France around 1890.

A bronzed table mirror with a stand shows a lady in a long dress looking at herself
– a sitting peacock looks at the lady.
No. 2508

Table mirror with woman and peacock

Step into the enchanting world of 19th-century France with this exquisite table mirror adorned with a bronzed frame, capturing the essence of the Belle Époque. Crafted around 1890, this mirror transcends mere functionality, offering a glimpse into the artistic sensibilities of the era. The intricate details and captivating narrative woven into its design elevate it beyond a simple reflection surface, making it a true objet d’art.

At the center of this bronzed masterpiece stands a gracefully depicted lady in a long dress, captivated by her own reflection. The elongated gown flows elegantly around her, capturing the fashion aesthetic of the late 19th century. Her poised gaze into the mirror suggests a moment frozen in time, evoking the sophistication and allure of the Belle Époque, an era known for its celebration of art, culture, and refinement.

Symbolism

What adds a touch of whimsy and symbolism to this mirror is the presence of a sitting peacock, elegantly positioned alongside the lady. Peacocks, a symbol of beauty, grace, and immortality, takes on the role of an observer. Perhaps mirroring the sentiments of the lady herself or embodying the idea of eternal beauty. This intricate detailing of the peacock’s plumage and its regal posture further enhances the overall aesthetic of the piece, creating a harmonious visual narrative.

The use of original faceted mirror glass adds a layer of authenticity to this time-honored piece. Facets catch and play with light, not only serving a practical purpose. Also enhancing the overall visual appeal of the mirror. The bronzed frame, with its intricate detailing and patina, tells a story of craftsmanship and attention to detail that was characteristic of the artisans of the late 19th century.

As both a functional item and a work of art. This table mirror transports us to a bygone era where daily objects were infused with beauty and meaning. Placed on a vanity or dressing table, it becomes a focal point. Inviting us to imagine the stories and moments it has witnessed over the decades.

In essence, this table mirror is a portal to the elegance and charm of 1890s France. Craftsmanship and artistry converged to create objects that transcended their utilitarian purpose. Its bronzed frame, the lady in her timeless gown. The watchful peacock collectively weave a narrative of beauty, self-reflection, and the enduring allure of the past. A piece that not only reflects the physical image but also invites contemplation on the passage of time and the timeless pursuit of beauty.

If you prefer a hanging mirror here we have this Round Art Deco mirror.

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You will find more Art Nouveau artworks as well as many Art Deco furniture and art objects in my store in Wiesbaden. Regine Schmitz-Avila – your specialist for Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

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