Classicist pillar mirror

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A neoclassical pier mirror is an architectural element typically used in neoclassical architecture. It is a rectangular or square mirror frame flanked by two or more columns or pilasters. These columns or pilasters are mostly Ionic or Doric in order and support an entablature or cornice. The mirror frame itself can be simple or elaborate, with carvings, inlays or gilding.

This neoclassical pillar mirror comes from France around 1780. It is carved from wood with original Poliment gilding and still has its original mirror glass.

The pillar mirror became popular in the 18th century and was used particularly in representative rooms such as foyers, reception halls or salons. It not only served the function of mirroring, but also as a decorative element and status symbol. The pier mirror was often used as part of an ensemble consisting of matching wall consoles, tables, lamps and other furniture.

Classicism and Empire are two styles of art that were dominant in Germany between about 1770 and 1830.

Classicism is an art style inspired by antiquity and characterized by clear forms, harmonious proportions and restrained color schemes. This style emerged in Germany in the late 18th century as a reaction to the Baroque style, which was seen as too opulent and ornate. Neoclassical buildings and works of art are characterized by their symmetry and simplicity and are often characterized by columns, pilasters and other antique elements. A well-known representative of classicism in Germany was the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

Classicism and Empire at RSA Wiesbaden

You will find many classical furniture and objects of art from the Empire
in my shop in Wiesbaden. Regine Schmitz-Avila – your classicism and empire specialist for mirrorstablesand art.

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