#103-66 - Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror

Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror
Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror
Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror
Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror

Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror

We get asked for plain Louis Philippe mirrors with this top, known as the gendarme crest.

The 18th century policemen and soldiers used to wear these three sided hats  - like you see on Poldark - thus the name of the crest.

Many years ago, I bought a mirror like this in France (my French is atrocious) and I heard the dealers talking about 'gendarmes'. When I asked if the piece was stolen there was much hilarity while they explained that they were referring to the serpentine shape of the mirror.

This mirror is particularly attractive with its engraved water gilding and beaded inner edge. 

Age: 1810

Dimensions: 1480mm(H) x 1000mm(W)

Price: NZ$5,250

Status: Available

If you are interested in this piece or would like more details please call us on +64 9 529 1660 or email quoting #103-66.

Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror

Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror

Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror

John Stephens & Co Ltd
Antiques Dealer & Importer - Est. 1988 -
15 Shore Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 529 1660   Email: info@js.co.nz   Website: www.js.co.nz
Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror
Gendarme Topped Louis Philippe Mirror

We get asked for plain Louis Philippe mirrors with this top, known as the gendarme crest.

The 18th century policemen and soldiers used to wear these three sided hats  - like you see on Poldark - thus the name of the crest.

Many years ago, I bought a mirror like this in France (my French is atrocious) and I heard the dealers talking about 'gendarmes'. When I asked if the piece was stolen there was much hilarity while they explained that they were referring to the serpentine shape of the mirror.

This mirror is particularly attractive with its engraved water gilding and beaded inner edge. 

Age: 1810
Dimensions: 1480mm(H) x 1000mm(W)
Price: NZ$5,250
Stock Ref: #103-66