Antique Wall & Overmantel Mirrors from Westland - Exceptional London Antiques

A wide and varied selection of Antique Wall Mirrors, Fireplace Overmantel Mirrors and Period Giltwood and carved Mirrors.

  • Stock: 14211

    A large and ornate Louis XV style giltwood and gesso over mantel mirror, with its original mercury glass plate. It is exhuberantly and luxuriously carved throughout with abundant swags, garlands and rocaille detail and there are a pair of small cooing birds framed beneath the central arched cresting.

    French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    59 18"
    150 cms
    83 18"
    211 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15423

    A large, oval, early Victorian sectional wall mirror in its original gilded frame and with it's original mercury glass.The central plate, framed by a band of bellflower and bead detail, is within an outer plate framed by a band of alternating scroll and leaf detail the two bands linked quarterly by ornate foliate decoration.
    English, circa 1840.

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    width height depth
    37"
    94 cms
    47 316"
    120 cms
    2 38"
    6 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8094

    A good Louis XVI carved giltwood and oak overmantel trumeau mirror with arrow and quiver, torch, floral and ribbon trophy decoration.
    French 19th century, possibly earlier.

    (photo before restoration).

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    width height
    59 12"
    151.1 cms
    78"
    198.1 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15414

    A large Victorian carved mahogany overmantel mirror in the Neoclassical manner. The stepped top rests above a band of alternating bosses and fluting flanked by stylised corinthian topped flutted columns. The bevelled glass is enhanced by a most attractive frame of etched and cut foliate detail.
    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    68 78"
    175 cms
    55 18"
    140 cms
    6 78"
    17.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12543

    An Aesthetic Movement oak overmantel mirror elegant in its simplicity. With carved foliate detail and florally carved bosses on the oak frame the mirror is flanked by a pair of ebonised columns. The Aesthetic Movement, of the late nineteenth century, focused on pure beauty and 'art for art's sake' with an emphasis on the visual qualities of art and design over practical, moral or narrative considerations.
    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    64 58"
    164 cms
    72"
    183 cms
    4 14"
    11 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15385

    An attractive, arched Rococo style, giltwood wall mirror possibly an overmantel. The frame is surmounted by an ornate shell cartouche upon a bed of flowers and trailing acanthus leaves.
    English, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    30 12"
    77.5 cms
    47 58"
    121 cms
    7 18"
    18 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15352

    A Regency parcel-gilt wall mirror. The shaped top of the frame rests above a reeded frieze, the mirror is framed by tall fluted columns topped by acanthus clad capitals and terminating in neat, cloven goats hooves. English, circa 1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    26 1316"
    68 cms
    43 12"
    110.5 cms
    3 78"
    10 cms

    Listed Price: £2,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15386

    A very pretty gilded oval wall mirror within a beaded and foliate carved frame.in the Rococo style. Florentine, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    27"
    68.5 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15357

    A George III, profusely carved giltwood wall mirror in the Rococo style. The broken swan neck pediment is centred by a carved foliate crest. The scrolling, latticed frame is embellished with ornately carved flowers, fruit and acanthus leaves. English, circa 1780.

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    Width Height Depth
    41 1116"
    106 cms
    18 18"
    46 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 3977

    A large Scottish Regency carved giltwood overmantel mirror, the scrolled cockaded pediment over high relief carved floral and lozenge decoration. With the original mercury glass plate.
    Scottish, circa 1820.

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    Width Height Maximum Depth
    75 1116"
    192.4 cms
    54 12"
    138.5 cms
    6 1116"
    17 cms

    Listed Price: £3,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11342

    A Georgian style gilded and carved mahogany overmantel mirror, with it's original plate and with carved lambs tongue motif around the frame. One of a pair with SNo 11341.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    54 78"
    139.5 cms
    45 1116"
    116 cms
    3 78"
    10 cms

    Listed Price: £2,300 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11341

    A carved giltwood, mahogany overmantel mirror in the late Georgian manner, with original plates and carved lambs tongue motif around the frame.One of a pair with SNo 11342.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    54 78"
    139.5 cms
    45 1116"
    116 cms
    3 78"
    10 cms

    Listed Price: £2,300 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9500

    A charming mahogany Regency overmantel mirror with attached Tuscan columns either side of the original plate glass, supporting a stepped cornice.
    English, 1830.
    Provenance: The Old Rectory, Rivenhall, near Colchester.

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    width height depth
    45 1116"
    116 cms
    28 14"
    72 cms
    5 18"
    13 cms

    Listed Price: £1,850 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13620

    An attractive and slim Queen Anne, Baroque style silvered pier mirror. The top of the frame is adorned with a fanfare foliate crest between a scrolled split pediment. The frame, with tasseled drapery to the sides, is embellished throughout with leaf detail.
    English, early 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    36 316"
    92 cms
    63 1316"
    162 cms
    5 78"
    15 cms

    Listed Price: £2,350 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14788

    A Victorian Art Nouveau walnut wall mirror. The carved foliate outer frame and tongue and dart inner frame enclosing the boxwood, burr wood and green & brown harewood classical marquetry. English, circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    57 78"
    147 cms
    43 78"
    111.5 cms
    2 38"
    6 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14970

    A finely carved early George III giltwood wall mirror in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, surmounted by a large Ho-Ho bird perched with wings outspread. The mirror with its original mercury glass also is framed by gilt acanthus scrolls, rosettes and foliate detail. The mirror has a lovely rubbed and burnished surface. English, circa.1765.

    The Ho Ho bird myth originated in Japan and is similar to the phoenix. It was said to bring luck and symbolise good fortune. Carvings of these birds appeared in England in the 18th century on Georgian furniture and most commonly mounted on mirrors.

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    width height
    24 38"
    62 cms
    48"
    122 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14969

    A fine Florentine gilt wood wall mirror. The frame is exuberantly carved with acanthus leaves and scrollwork. Florentine frame-makers were and still are some of the finest in the world, and this mirror exemplifies the quality of their work. The scrolling acanthus leaves are carved in three dimensions, giving the mirror substance and depth.

    Original mercury glass. Italian, mid-18th century.

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    width height Depth
    16 18"
    41 cms
    22"
    56 cms
    3 78"
    10 cms
  • Stock: 13870

    A very large Neoclassical style Victorian antique carved gilt wood overmantel mirror within an enriched carved gilt frame and scrolled bracket supports.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    61"
    155 cms
    82 14"
    209 cms
    4 14"
    11 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14772

    A large antique French gilt wood and gesso overmantel mirror in the Louis XV Rococo Chippendale manner with a fruit bowl crest and an inner gilt wood frame linking to the main outer elaborately carved acanthus frame.
    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 60 316"
    153 cms
    60 38"
    153.5 cms
    2 1316"
    7 cms

    Listed Price: £6,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7317

    A Victorian antique oak wall mirror in the manner of A.W.N. Pugin. The moulded frame flanked by fluted pilasters with pierced double lancet finials.
    English, circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    51"
    129.5 cms
    67"
    170.2 cms
    2"
    5.1 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13160

    A very large oval giltwood and gesso girandole wall mirror. The mirror is topped with a bird perched within foliate ornamentation, the mirror plate set within a carved, embellished frame. This is adorned with a pair of scrolling two branch candle sconces to the sides above a triple branch sconce at the bottom.
    French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 18"
    74 cms
    47 58"
    121 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms

    Listed Price: £3,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14771

    A large ornate Louis XVI style carved gilt wood antique overmantel mirror surmounted by a cartouche and embellished with flamboyant garlands and foliate detail throughout.
    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 47 58"
    121 cms
    73 58"
    187 cms
    7 18"
    18 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13367

    A large wood antique wall mirror, polychrome painted with original paint finish on the frame carved with painted acanthus leaves and cushioned cartouche within silver leaf enriched edging around the later mirror.
    Spanish, early 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    38 38"
    97.5 cms
    64 38"
    163.5 cms
    2 38"
    6 cms

    Listed Price: £4,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10138

    An early Victorian painted and gilded pine and gesso overmantle mirror. The carved eagle perches between thistles above the decorative foliate detailed frame.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height
    53 12"
    135.8 cms
    65 316"
    165.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13495

    An elegant and impressive tall Louis XVI style silvered wood antique wall mirror with an elaborately carved shield cartouche cresting flanked by a pair of stylised dragons.
    French, probably mid to late 19th century.
    Photo before restoration.

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    Width Height Depth
    36 38"
    92.5 cms
    64"
    162.5 cms
    5 18"
    13 cms
  • Stock: 13805

    A sumptuous antique Giltwood and gesso Louis XV style Girandole mirror. The generous pediment is in the form a single putti holding aloft garlands of summer flowers among scrolling foliage,it is set above the arched topped mirror with its original mercury glass plate. The finely detailed and moulded frame has further flamboyant foliate decoration to the bottom with two elegant scrolling single branch candle sconces.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    23 58"
    60 cms
    63 1316"
    162 cms
    8 1116"
    22 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14697

    A highly ornate Rococo style giltwood antique oval wall mirror with a high stele crest above a luxuriously scrolled acanthus carved frame meeting a reversed stele crest below.
    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    37"
    94 cms
    61 1316"
    157 cms
    3 12"
    9 cms

    Listed Price: £5,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14595

    A tall an elegantly simple carved and gilded antique wall or overmantle mirror in the classical style, surmounted by a tied ribbon and floral sprig crest, the mirror plate with fine bead edging and twin floral & foliate paterae, the frame with an enriched leaf border. French, late 19th century.

    Photo before restoration.

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    Width Height Depth
    Maximum 43 1116"
    111 cms
    66 78"
    170 cms
    3 12"
    9 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14596

    A tall carved and gilded antique overmantle mirror in the classical style, surmounted by a wreath, quiver and torch and floral sprig crest, the mirror plate with fine bead edging the frame with an egg and dart border.
    French, late 19th century.

    Photo before restoration.

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    Width Height Depth
    Maximum 41 1116"
    106 cms
    67 18"
    170.5 cms
    5 1116"
    14.5 cms
    Base 43 12"
    110.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13343

    A rather beautiful and tall antique giltwood Rococo style over mantel mirror with a large and highly ornate carved Rocaille cresting and with further rocaille and acanthus decoration embellishing the frame.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height
    47 316"
    120 cms
    88 58"
    225 cms

    Listed Price: £6,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14190

    A simple tall giltwood overmantel antique mirror with bead edging and with it's original plate.

    English,late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    56 1116"
    144 cms
    89"
    226 cms
    2 58"
    6.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 4774

    An Irish Rococo Revival carved giltwood overmantel mirror in the mid 18th Century Georgian manner, with its original Mercury backed Vauxhall glass sections all separately fitted. The high central cartouche and ‘C’ scroll decoration over the triple mirror are supported either side by grand floral scrolls. The original Dublin cabinet maker's label is attached to the bottom.
    Irish, circa 1881.

    R. Boyle & Sons.
    Artistic Cabinet Makers & Upholsterers
    Carvers Guilders & Manufacturers of Church Furniture
    20 Upper Gloucester Street
    Dublin, July 1st 1881 - image below.

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    Width Height Depth
    Max 72"
    183 cms
    54 14"
    138 cms
    3 12"
    9 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13500

    A tall antique giltwood mirror, impressive in the French Louis XVI manner. This giltwood and composition mirror has an arched rectangular frame with ornately decorated columns and a leaf carved pediment which is centred by a large oval paterae. Photos before restoration.
    French late 19th century

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    Width Height
    55 18"
    140 cms
    79 18"
    201 cms

    Listed Price: £4,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10290

    A large well carved Walnut overmantel mirror in the Baroque Mannerist Revival manner flanked by winged Chimera in style closely related to our Stock No. 10189.
    French 19th century.

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    width height depth
    exteria 75 58"
    192 cms
    57 12"
    146 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
    base 67 38"
    171.3 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9515

    A large finely carved oak mirror in the Chippendale Rococo manner, with shell, rocaille floral and scroll work typical of the period. English, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    82 1116"
    210 cms
    70 78"
    180 cms
    5 18"
    13 cms

    Listed Price: £5,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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Antique mirrors
There is something alluring about an antique mirror - perhaps the combination of a finely carved frame and the shimmering surface of original glass - that has led to their enduring appeal amongst antique furniture collectors.

A short history of antique mirrors
The earliest mirrored glass was made in Murano in the 16th century, where glass was coated in mercury and tin to create a silver reflective layer on its reverse. This process was a closely guarded secret, and spies were sent from the French court of Louis XIV to Venice to discover the process. Their efforts paid off, and the French became renowned producers in their own right. Antique mirrors were made using mercury glass until other safer methods of manufacture became more widely available in the 19th century.

Earlier antique mirrors also tend to be slightly smaller, or made with separate panels of mirrored glass, as there was not the technology to produce single sheets of large glass until the late 18th century. Only the very wealthy could afford very large panes of glass, so mirrors were objects of prestige and magnificence.

Varieties of antique mirror
Whether an antique wall mirror, an overmantel mirror or a pier mirror, it is often the frame that catches the eye. Particularly fine mirrors are carved from mahogany or rosewood, or gilded using gold leaf, rather than paint. Mirror frames tend to be made of carved wood or carved wood and gesso. They are called giltwood mirrors if a thin layer of gold leaf has been applied over the carved and primed surface. Such mirrors exude quality and vary from bright gold through to a more worn, soft patina. An antique gilded mirror is often deemed more valuable than its wooden counterpart and is seen as a timeless addition to interiors of all styles.

Eras of antique mirror
Antique overmantle mirrors embody the elegance of a period home, and can inject both sophistication and character into an interior. Victorian mirrors often come in overmantel form, as in 19th century England, the mantelpiece was the heart of the home, a space to display precious objects and convey taste. The earlier Regency overmantel mirrors were often horizontal in form and more modest in design. Victorian mirrors were not only gilt, but often carved from wood such as oak, mahogany and rosewood.

In France the overmantel mirror was similarly significant, and in many cases, much taller, utilising the space above the fireplace enabled by higher ceilings and grand rooms. These Antique French mirrors are usually gilded, and wood was not widely used without a gilded adornment.

Often smaller, antique wall mirrors are an excellent thing to hang above a piece of furniture or in a hallway, where they can create the illusion of a larger, lighter space. They are less dominant than an overmantel, and serve a function in rooms such as bedrooms or hallways. If you are looking for an overmantel or any Antique mirrors London is the place to look. Our showroom has numerous options all on display for you to browse, from early Georgian wall mirrors through to large Aesthetic movement overmantels.