Antique Louis Philippe Mirrors

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Antique Louis Philippe Mirrors

Antique Louis Philippe mirrors were crafted during the reign of Louis Philippe I, who was the King of France from 1830 to 1848.

Antique Louis Philippe mirrors are easily recognizable because they typically have soft, rounded edges, and may feature a variety of different styles and decorations such as gold or silver motifs, cherrywood finishes, Greek designs, or beaded detailing along the frames.Brief history and description

Guide for collectors

19th century silver leaf Louis Philippe mirrors (55.5" x 34") are considered to be more rare and valuable, however, petite silver leaf Louis Philippe mirrors (23" x 18.5") are considered to be less valuable. Antique Louis Philippe mirrors which still contain their original mercury glass are considered to be rare, while larger sized Louis Philippe mirrors are considered to be more valuable, but not necessarily rare.

Restoration of an antique Louis Philippe mirror is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Louis Philippe mirror may decrease its value.

For more information regarding antique Louis Philippe mirrors, visit Legacy Antiques.

Value

Les Antiquites Maison in Charlotte, North Carolina sold an antique giltwood Louis Philippe mirror (45" x 31 1/8") for $3,500 in April of 2011, and another antique giltwood Louis Philippe mirror of the same dimensions for $3,000 in February of 2012.

Neal Auction Company in New Orleans, Louisiana sold an antique Louis Philippe giltwood overmantel mirror (63" x 61") for $1,400 in April of 2005.

Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold an antique French Louis Philippe silver gilt mirror (47" x 32") for $1,100 in June of 2011.

New Orleans Auction at the St. Charles Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana sold a Louis Philippe carved giltwood and plaster mirror (circa late 19th century; 29" x 34") for $250 in November of 2008.

Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana sold an octagonal Louis Philippe mirror (26 7/8" x 22" x 2.5") for $70 in February of 2011.

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