The presence of a beautifully carved gilt mirror was a key feature in 18th and early 19th century interior design, progressing from the sumptuous ornament of the George II and III periods to the more restrained neo-classical works of the Regency.
an early 18th century George II piece
This beautiful walnut example would add warmth and just a splash of glamour to an interior.
This elaborate example is the ultimate statement piece - masterfully carved with floral detail, dripping water and acanthus scrolls all surmounted by an architectural cresting with a fruiting basket finial.
Regency interior design saw the addition of more architectural details to furniture and accessories, strongly influenced by the classical designs of Ancient Greece and Egypt. The elegant proportions of this 19th century are emphasised by the carved reeded columns with palm captials and key decoration in the upper frieze.
For a more accessible way to introduce period detail to your home look for pieces in "the style of". They may be more modern in manufacture but pieces like this George III Style mirror can still provide the finishing touch you have been looking for.