Louis Philippe mirrors are very popular and often incorporated into high end residential design projects. They can be placed on top of fireplaces, behind a sofa in living rooms, and in bedrooms, entries and dining areas. Something very important to avoid when locating furniture pieces with a gold or silver leaf finish is the temperatures that the furniture piece will be exposed to. Drastic and extreme temperatures can damage the piece whether it is an antique or a custom piece. This is a silver leaf Louis Philippe mirror with a pearl trim detail that we created for a client in a custom size. This style is very popular and we also offer it with a gold leaf finish.
Pictured to the left is a solid mahogany wood mirror with an ebonized finish and silver leaf detail. The mirror to the right is a solid mahogany mirror with French hand polish finish and a gold leaf detail on top.
This is a very large antique mirror (6′ wide x 10′ tall) we recently restored for a studio loft space in midtown. It was a tricky project in terms of moving the mirror and ensuring that restoration remained intact. It’s recommended if you have furniture this large and expensive to hire a professional crater and mover to take care of it.
ERA Interiors offers outstanding customer satisfaction and is dedicated to every single detail involved with antique restoration. Our antique restoration services include reconditioning finishes, gilding and frame repair, faux finishes, furniture repair, french polishing, fabricating parts, chair caning, inlay and carving.
Here is another example of the possibilities for custom louis phillippe mirrors. The shape
of these mirrors is perfect for different proportions for a custom design. They can be very large
with a squarer shape perhaps for interiors with a more historical feel or long and narrow for other spaces. Often what we’ve found is that designers seek us out because scouring antique dealers trying to find the perfect size for a Louis Philliple mirror like this often proves difficult or impossible. Usually mirrors like this need to fit a space perfectly and it’s important to design these mirrors to keep the design look intact.
Decor8 posted some great photos from Fritz Hansen inspired work. In the first image you can see how the Louis Philippe mirrors we designed looks in a space. They look especially nice in pre-war spaces with molding because their shape and also look amazing at the end of hallways in a longer, skinnier size.
These Louis Philippe mirrors are very popular for our studio here in New York City. We have created several custom sizes, one with silver leaf and the other in golden leaf. The detailed pattern vary depending on the specifications but in most cases the design will incorporate floral or geometric elements like this Pair of Louis Philippe Mirrors from 1st dibs. Custom sized mirrors are very common since incorporating elements of the right proportion and scale are essential in creating good interior design.
This photo was sent to us by an interior designer who hired us to design and create this hand carved mirror. It’s helpful to see some of the custom woodwork in finished spaces and we’ll be posting more in the coming months. The mirror has a French hand polish and it was custom designed to fit above the fireplace and aligning with the mantel.
This is a mid 18th century Georgian mahogany mirror with a central rectangular beveled plate, shaped corners and mahogany borders. Some variations have gold or brass ornamentation around the edges.
A client brought this mirror in disrepair and we recarved and fixed the shape of the edges. Often with pieces that are old and made out of wood, the edges will chip and soften usually need to be replaced or recarved in order to restore the integrity of the shape of the design.