Circa 1885. Unusually detailed, beautifully carved and gilded, Eastlake, Aesthetic Movement, over-mantel mirror. This large fine mirror is another exceptional example of American Victorian architectural detail. Although definitely late 19th century, this gorgeous mirror contains design elements of the earlier Rococo Style, with flowers, fruits & nuts and large leafy corner elements. Besides all the very fine detail, what really makes this mirror a standout is the fact that all the original gilding and gesso is virtually intact with only about a four inch, half round molding near the top missing gesso and gilding which we can easily fix, if so desired and an old re-gluing of the small top center element which is not noticeable. The mirror glass is also unusual with deep cutting instead of a bevel, which we believe is original as the mirror retains it's original wood back that does not look as if it has ever been touched. The plate is in good old condition with some minor loss to the silver and age appropriate scratches. There is also a one inch mahogany band running on the bottom of the mirror which is either original or many decades old and which we could remove if necessary to make it an inch shorter. This is a spectacular piece on the wall and would be an asset to any fine home or business. 67” high x 61" wide x 5" deep at the base. Price 3200.