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Empire Mirror in Mahogany with Bronze D'Ore Ormolu & Satinwood Inlays, Sweden, c. 1800
27.5" wide x 60.5" high Circa: 1800 Period: 18th Century Origin: Sweden Style: Empire Condition: Excellent A very fine Empire Mirror in Mahogany with Satinwood Inlays and Bronze D'Ore Ormolu Mounts, Sweden, circa 1800. The mythological scenes depicted in relief above mirror on two arched panels are of Prometheus on the right and Pandora on the left. On the bottom crest, also in relief, on an arched panel below the mirror is the Medusa being slain by Perseus, while Athena stands holding the polished shield that she bestowed on him to protect Perseus from the Medusa's gaze, which turned mortals into stone.