French Mirrors

Our French Collection are based on styles which were popular during the reign of Louis Philippe (1830 - 1848).

Quintessential French salon mirrors are characterised by straight sides and soft radial corners, which lend to a more romantic feel.

Our French range varies from the richly ornate No23 to the plain elegance of the No22, which often displays well in more contemporary homes.  

Some of our French styles (Trumeau and Serpentine top) can also be found in our Special Mirrors section - which are all custom made to order.

22
£1,480
Sale Price: £1,230

This stunning Louis Philippe style mirror is feminine, simple and warm.  The Philippe style is personified by radial curved upper corners along with the dainty 'pearls' applied to the inner edge of the frame.  

​The simple unfussy style looks equally good in traditional as well as contemporary settings.  This is one of our most popular choices and a firm favourite of Overmantels staff too.

  • The No22a adds a delicate scallop shell motifs to add intruige and enhance its feminine charm.  
  • The No22b adds further decorative details.  
  • We can also add the No51 top to this frame - this twist now referred to as No22C

As with all our mirrors, the exceptional craftsmanship of our gilders, who build up the layers of gilt by hand, results in a finish of rich depth that exudes a tangible sense of quality.

22A
£1,530
Sale Price: £1,250

This stunning Louis Philippe style mirror is feminine, simple and warm.  The Philippe style is personified by radial curved upper corners along with the dainty 'pearls' applied to the inner edge of the frame.   A lovely ornamental scallop shelltop surmounts the frame, adding decorative interest and enhancing its feminity.

​The simple unfussy style looks equally good in traditional as well as contemporary settings.  This is one of our most popular choices and a firm favourite of Overmantels staff too.

As with all our mirrors, the exceptional craftsmanship of our gilders, who build up the layers of gilt by hand, results in a finish of rich depth that exudes a tangible sense of quality.

23
£2,000
Sale Price: £1,700

This sensational 19th Century French style mirror features a heavily decorated frame with ornate foliage detailing with a large shell and floral swag at the top and floral garlands falling over the mirror.  

Opulent and Luxurious, this exceptional mirror represents the zenith of the Overamantels French Decorative range.  This finely crafted mirror requires the experitise and hours of labour of our most experienced mirror makers - resulting in a truly stunning hand crafted piece  

With a luxurious gilt finish, this stunning French mirror is full of antique-style luxury and would look exquisite either side of a doorway or fireplace. 

50
£1,350
Sale Price: £1,130

This classic Louis Philippe style mirror is feminine, simple and warm.  Its traditional form is personified by curved upper corners and delicacy and interest is added by the carefully application of inner beading.  

This frame is the smaller cousin of the No.22 and has an elegant yet simple moulding - which is slimmer than that of its larger cousin.  The result is a classical mirror of extreme elegance and understated charm, suitable for smaller spaces - perfect for a hallway above a side table or in a feminine bedroom.

The sheen and quality of the finish is achieved through the hand application of leaf built up in a series of layers. The frame is finally hand polished to a beautiful shine.  

The Louis Philippe style of furniture is derived from a 19th-Century French style from the 'July Monarchy' of 1830 to 1848. It is characterised by a concern for comfort and economy whilst also celebrating busy bourgeois opulence.

51
£1,750
Sale Price: £1,530

Classical and opulent, a 19th Century French style decorative mirror is a sensational choice.  The top of the frame is carefully carved with an ornate crest and beautiful large curved floral finials.

This mirror looks remarkably different in each of our Finishes - from luxurious Gold; classy antiqued silver to more feminine French Wash or Rubbed gilt.  

You may choose to tailor this frame by removing either the Shell top or side finials for a look that is more paired down but retains a decorative flourish.  

Alternatively consider the No50 which has both top and finials removed.

52
£1,340
Sale Price: £1,260

A chic French mirror of understated elegance and extremely versatile to locate.  This sofa mirror has the quinisentially French rounded corners matched by a continuous base so that it can be hung as a wall mirror - perhaps above a sofa!.

Tops can be added to this mirror such as the No51 top, which works well on this style.  This No52A option is £1610

Another variation is to have four radial courners for free hung mirrors (landscape or portrait) - a soft and classical look that really can go anywhere.  This No52C option is shown in the image carousel below and costs £1,530

The exquisite hand gilding of layers of gesso and gilt leaf results in a soft but rich finish (see Finishes for more on gilding options).  

A classic piece for the living room or hallway suiting both traditional and modern settings. 

18
£1,880
Sale Price: £1,890

Large French painted panel mirror with decorative music ornament to top frieze and other gilded ornaments.

This very traditional style mirror, evocative of Grand French Chateauxs, seems to be having a resurgence - sometimes with a slightly modern twist (recently favoured in the popular Grey finish).  

The Background colour can be painted to customers specification and the design motif in the centre can also be customised - we have one of the lagest collection of authentic composition moulds in the country.

It is a bold statement piece - be brave!  

We have this back on display in the showroom - we welcome you to visit for a close up look.

It can also be made into a TV Mirror  (£3,030) - it would house a TV up to 48".  

17
£1,990
Sale Price: £2,000

Tall french style mirror with serpentine shaped top surmounted by on ornate crest. The sides of the frame are decorated with entwined flowers.

For those who like to be original this is an unusual style that makes for a memorable piece of decorative wall art.  Certainly not a design you will see widely.

22B
£1,750
Sale Price: £1,460

This exquisite frame is our Queen of the Louis Philippe range: full of rich intricate details, it makes for a highly ornate stand-out piece.  The Louis Philippe frame shape, with radial corners and a contoured edges is further embellished by a Laurel leaf mould and inner beading.  The top is decorated with a "Torch & Arrow" design around which a molded ribbon is woven.  The detailing is such that only our most experienced gilders can work on this frame.  

The effect is a highly decorative and feminine piece that makes a sensational reception room mirror.