Provincial French early18th C. carved and gilded mirror frame.
This frame retains it’s original mercury gilded mirror and board and batten backing. The dentiled sight edge and cove below the flattened ogee profile is carved with low relief scrolling decoration on a grain d’ orge (oat grain) or crosshatched background with corner and center cat ouches on the sides and bottom. The crest had pierced curling leaf forms with a enter shell motif surrounded by C-scrolls and curved leaf at the apex. The original gold leaf surface is worn through in areas to expose the yellow and red bole beneath.