Gustavian Swedish Pier Mirror From Mallett Antiques
A pier mirror is a mirror which is placed between two windows. These mirrors are generally of a long and tall shape to fit the space. 18th century buildings often featured long windows, which the mirrors were created to complement. These mirrors were commonly seen as a decorating feature in the rooms of large 18th century houses.
Live Auctioneers displays a rectangular pier mirror that has a beautiful urn over a frieze carved with laurel leaf swags and flowers and fluted apron below. They estimate this mirror is between $3,000 – $5,000
Ruby Lane also has a rare 19th century pier mirror in gilt wood with bright green paint. The mirror features interesting carvings with garlands and acanthus leaves and is a style that is reflective of the Empire style. Circa 1800-20. $1,850
Neal Auction also has a Swedish Rococo carved giltwood mirror that features a basket of flowers, cornucopia brackets, rectangular mirror plate with reticulated rococo surround. This mirror sold for $1,673. Check out this amazing pair of American late carved gilded pier mirrors that sold for $5,078.