IN THE MUSEUMS : Musée du Louvre, Paris 

Large mirror – Louis XVI era

Large trumeau mirror made of carved, gilded, painted openwork wood.

Donated by galerie Kraemer,
Location :
Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Grand miroir-trumeau Louis XVI, Musée du Louvre
Grand miroir-trumeau - Louis XVI

This large trumeau mirror was intended to be placed on a mantlepiece.

People would usually place wall sconces on either side of mirrors such as this one in the hope that the reflection would enhance the light emitted by the candles. This trumeau mirror is made of carved openwork wood. It was painted and gilded with classical patterns. It features a vase: two flower garlands that are tied together seem to poke out of it. All those patterns are characteristic of the Louis XVI style. This trumeau’s size is impressive: it is over three meters by two meters large.