Mid-Century French Carved Faux Tortoiseshell Octagonal Wall Mirror
This elegant antique mirror in the style of Maison Jansen, was created in Paris, France circa 1950. Octagonal and overlay in shape, the Renaissance style mirror is decorated with faux tortoiseshell motifs around the frame. The wall piece is in excellent condition with a rich walnut patina. Place this mirror in an entry, a powder room or a bedroom. Maison Jansen was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. Within ten years the firm had become a major purchaser of French and European antiques, and by 1890 had established an antique gallery as a separate firm that acquired and sold antiques to Jansen’s clients and its competitors as well. By the early 1890s Maison Jansen had its own manufacturing capacity producing furniture of contemporary design, as well as reproductions, primarily in the Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Directoire, and Empire styles. Today, it is still regarded as one of the most notable firms and period furniture manufacturers in history, with its vintage floor lamps, tables, mirrors and other furnishings remaining in demand. This House was located at 23, rue de l’ Annonciation, Paris, and closed in 1989. Measures: 27.5″ W x 34″ H.
|Dimensions||27.5" W x 3" D x 34" H|