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30 Spectacular Picks From Frantz Hemeleers Antiques

Louis XV Limed Oak Chest

In 1975, Frantz Hemeleers opened a small shop in Etterbeek (Brussels), and over time, it has been known as the place to get quality antiques.  Gradually over time, the business acquired more substantial antiques of higher quality, such as polished wood, and marquetry. Today the company features antiques which have been brought in from France, England, Spain, and Sweden.  They are known to carry stock consisting of furniture and objects from French, English, Swedish and Belgian from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century.

To ensure the best quality antiques for your home, their furniture passes through the hands of the carpenter before being offered to customers.  Besides a wide selection of furniture such as desks, bookcases, tables, chairs, sofas, cabinets, and consoles, Frantz Hemeleers offers a range of paintings, lamps, chandeliers, bronzes, mirrors, and silverware.

 

Visit this shop in person at the address below, or find them online at Frantz Hemeleers

Frantz Hemeleers Antiques
Avenue des Casernes 61
1040 Bruxelles

Tél. 02.640.29.16
Fax. 02.640.83.21
Email. info@frantzhemeleers.com

Bonheur du jour Inlaid Table

Buffet Half Demi Lune Mahogany With Marble

Empire Mahogany Chest

Small Cabinet With Marble Post Gustavian

Marble Console Louis XV

Beveled mirror in gilded wood

Pier mirror – Mirror Louis XVI polychrome wood

Large Extension Table In Cherry – Charles X

Post Gustavian Blond Mahogany Dresser

Pair Of Bedside Tables

Pair of Empire style furniture corner tables

Petite Gustavian Style Table

Double post Gustavian body

Post Gustavian Giltwood Mirror

Pier Gustavian Giltwood Mirror

Giltwood Mirror Louis XVI Style

Gilded Console Louis XV Style

Buffet With Vitrine Gustavian

2-Door Buffet Post Gustavian

Buffet Two Post-Gustavian

Console Table Stunning Patina

Grande Bibliothèque

Game Table In Mahogany

Georgian Mirror

Gustavian Inlaid Chest In Cherry

Table polychrome style Louis XV

Small Elm Limed Table

Swedish state secretary painted Halsing

Table Set In Pine

All Furniture Pictures Found At Frantz Hemeleers Antiques

Swedish Antique Mirrors

This pretty mirror is listed by Junkteer On Ebay

Period 18th Century Danish or Swedish Mid-18th Century Pier Mirror

A small Swedish Gustavian giltwood mirror, Late 18th Century

Swedish mirrors have undergone a number of styles since they were introduced in the country in the 1600s.

German glass makers helped to lead the way, and they created mirrors in the baroque style of their home country. This included carved frames and a single pane of glass. Carvings could be simple or ornate, and frames could be square or rectangle, as seen in this mirror From Cupboards and Roses

Mirrors could also be made more ornate by hanging a curtain over them. This added a bit of flair and formality to the mirror.

A century or so later, more people began acquiring mirrors and the style switched to that of Swedish Rococo. This style featured carvings of shells or arabesques, and the frames were gilded and asymmetrical.

Shortly thereafter, another style evolved. The Gustavian style saw mirrors that were influenced by neoclassical aesthetics. Frames were richly carved and featured intricate leaves, ribbons and crests.

These neoclassical mirrors feature a pair of sphinxes on each mirror on either side of a fruit-bearing
pedestal. 

By the early 19th century, the aesthetic was changing again. Roman and Egyptian influences made themselves known, and mirrors featured carvings of things such as lions, sphinxes, and griffins. The frames also took on a distinctive shape, with semi-circular domes at the top and straight edges along the bottom.

This Swedish pier mirror, shows neoclassical details inspired by Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign.

By the middle of the century, mirrors became much more common in everyday households, and production methods became more base. Decoupaged frames became common, or they were veneered.

The style evolution of Swedish antique furniture mirrors was influenced by a number of factors, and it produced some gorgeous mirrors that make excellent collector’s items now.

What is your favorite style of Swedish antique furniture mirror? Share your thoughts or your finds in the comments!

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