Extremely unusual shape for a French antique mirror and especially so since it still retains its original water gilded finish. Generally the old mirrors get touched up with what we refer in the trade as; "gold radiator paint". This one has been spared the hand of the amateur restorer and has an amazing gilded finish. Look carefully and you can see where the mirror has sugared indicating that the glass is also original. I have not seen anyone who could fake sugared mirror yet, so the odds of it being original are about 99%.