The Allure of the 19th-Century Flemish Style Wall Mirror

The 19th century was a time of artistic resurgence, where craftsmanship and aesthetic detail were celebrated with fervor and passion. It was during this epoch that the Flemish style, rooted in the artistic traditions of the Low Countries, found its way into households across Europe, representing a blend of opulence and artistry. The present wall mirror, with its embossed gilt brass decorations and cushion-moulded frame, is a testament to this illustrious era.

Standing at 104cm high and 70cm wide, this mirror is not just a utilitarian object; it’s a piece of art. The crest, which showcases a central vase, draws immediate attention. The vase, a common symbol of wealth and abundance in art, is perfectly framed by the striking figures of Hippocampi – mythological creatures that are part horse and part fish. These creatures, often associated with the sea god Poseidon, bring reference of Greek mythos, revealing a melding of Flemish design with neo-renaissance classical inspirations. Flanking these are the cornucopias, another symbol of abundance and prosperity, tying the overall theme of the mirror together.

The gilt brass decoration, embossed intricately throughout, offers a richness that’s both tactile and visual. Gilding, a technique that involves applying fine gold lacquer, was particularly popular in the 19th century, signifying luxury and opulence. Here, it adds a layer of luminosity, making the mirror not just a reflective surface but a radiant centerpiece for any room.

But what truly stands out is the patina. Age has a way of adding character to objects, and in the case of this mirror, the rich patina speaks of its journey through time. It carries with it tales of the country house it once adorned, of the countless reflections it has seen, and of the changing world around it.

This 19th-century Flemish-style wall mirror is more than just an ornamental piece. It’s a slice of history, a convergence of artistic traditions, and a testament to the craftsmanship of an era gone by. Its presence in a room is not just reflective but evocative, making it a true heirloom piece.

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Flemish Wall Mirror

Stock Number: 10726

A Flemish style wall mirror with embossed brass decoration throughout, the crest with central vase flanked by Hippocampi and cornucopia.



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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height : 104 cm (41 inches)
  • Width: 70 cm (27.5 inches)




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