A highly ornate decorative French 18th Century large mirror DIY kit.
It is an exact replica of one that I photographed in a French Antique Shop in Paris. Apart from the colour the details are as close to the original as possible and the size is reduced to 12th scale.
9cm wide x 12.5cm high (the actual oval mirror is 7cm x 5cm)
Ideal above a Console table or fireplace. The mirror is a direct copy of one that I found in a rather expensive Parisian Antique Shop. The original was on sale for £50,000 (they were being sold as a pair!) Finished in an old cream finish with subtle gilt hightlights. The mirror is very detailed and contains many traditional style symbols of its era...the fighting birds, the central cartouche, the swags, acanthus leaf detailing and rope swags.
A truly special and stunning mirror - if you do not have the £50,000 for the original then maybe you can afford the mini version!
Every detail has been copied and the kit allows you plenty of scope to reproduce to the original which was wood and gilt or be more adventurous and paint it in colours of your choice such as gilt and black or cream and black.
The mirror supplied is plastic and has a protective film that when removed reveals a bright relective surface. To glue the mirror into position use a small amount of super glue or back the mirror with paper and allow the edges to overhang so they glue down onto the rear frame of the mirror.
DIY KIT 18th C. Large French Mirror
Gentlemans desk = 6.5cm high x 15.5cm wide x 7.5cm deep.
Torchere = 10cm high x 4cm widest part x 2.6cm diameter on top.
Ladies desk = 12cm high x 10.8cm widest part x 5.5cm deep.
Commode by Francois Linke = 7cm high x 11cm widest part x 4.5cm deep.
Small French Console table = 6.5cm wide x 7cm high x 6.5cm wide
Small French table = 6.8cm high x 6.8cm wide x 3.9cm deep
Large french Mirror = 9cm wide x 12.5cm high (the actual oval mirror is 7cm x 5cm)