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Get The Look {French Appeal}

I realize I’ve been a little heavy on the hide and distressing, bold hues and eclectic pieces recently, so today’s Get the Look is for all you traditional Francophile’s out there! Slender lines, delicate ornamentation, a few French influences, and some shiny surfaces are all you need to bring this look home!

 

 

 

 

1. 1940′s Italian Mirror 2. Pineapple Bone Urn 3. Armless Oxidized Chair 4. Mirrored Lumbar Pillow 5. 5th Avenue Cabinet

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Oval Irish Mirror

I have a serious obsessions with one of my client’s mirrors. I spotted this gorgeous piece and new immediately that it must  be hung in their entry.  My client’s didn’t know much about the piece but knew that it was one they made an investment in and wanted the piece to be prominatly displayed in their home. Here are a few sneak peek pictures from the entry and more details of their mirror.

 

 

 

Images Via: Studio Ten 25

Sources: Gold Leaf Console | The Experience Limited Edition Giclee

 

I found a few versions of this stunning piece, mostly 18th and 19th century.  It’s is being called an Irish Opaline glass mirror and I am in love with the cobalt versions.  Places like Christies and 1st dibbs  have a few of the mirrors, but with prices from $10,000-$27,000 a pair I think I am out of my league!

This pair from Christies are have alternating colorless and gilt-highlighted glass border around the mirror.  A perfect match to the soon to be HRH Princess Catherine of Whales, they would make a great wedding gift for Wills and Kate, don’t you think?!

Image Via: Christies

 

 

This 18th century Irish oval mirror with sapphire and enamel jewels was sold on 1st dibbs. Fine and Rare Irish oval mirror the copper frame with faceted ring-set sapphire blue glass jewels alternating with white and gilt enameled jewels centering the original silvered plate. c.1785
Image Via: 1st dibbs

 

 

This rare Irish Oval Wall Mirror from the Nineteenth Century can also found on 1st dibbs. The oval frame with square faceted hand cut crystal surround, enclosing a plain mirror plate.

 

Image Via: Patrick Howard Antiques

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