This 19th century French Directoire mirror with original gilt and subtle blue-gray painted wood was found in the Provence region of France. It has classically fluted sides and ornamentation. This Directoire mirror has a crest with a center flower wreath above a knotted bow and crossed arrows motif. The Directoire style, developed during a brief period of transition from Louis XVI to simplified detail, discarding regal characteristics. The style is essentially simplified Louis XVI, adorned with symbolism of the Revolution, such as Phrygian caps, arrows, pikes, triangles, wreaths, clasped hands. The Directoire style, with its straight lines and restrained classic double curves, reads simplicity, grace, directness, and charm. We love this mirror’s patina and classical design. It would be lovely atop a fireplace, in a powder room, or above a lady’s dressing table. It is a timeless, classic piece.