Rare, extra fine Victorian gilded pier mirror. American Renaissance Revival style at it's height, fresh from a Brooklyn Heights New York townhouse mansion. The center crest is unusual in that the figurehead crest is a Classical man with a chaplet of leaves around his head. The body of this elegant mirror has the most beautiful and complex gilding I have seen with high gloss gold over lower sheen gilding so that the contrast that makes the design is very subtle as in color on color fabric. Many of the elaborate design elements on the piece are done in the higher, smoother "water gilded" finish, which adds to the beauty of this architectural masterpiece. All original "as found" condition with the original mirror in excellent condition and original back. Some loss to the gilding, especially on the bottom and an age crack on the bottom right and left sides. The vast majority of the gilding above the bottom section is in very good condition with only minor rubbing and loss. Size, 117" tall x 37" wide at bottom molding and 40" wide at top molding x 7" deep.