I don't know if I'm right, but I suspect that French antique collectors are proudest of either their old walnut Armoires, or their large gilded Mirrors, and I tend to covet both myself.
Good quality old Armoires cost a bloody fortune, so, instead, in recent times I've had to satisfy myself with a much more affordable mirror.
In fact I bought the above in two parts; the mirror itself, which was in a bit of a state, then the bronze gilded swag top-knot a few weeks later. With a wet day yesterday, it was time to assemble the two bits.
The mirror itself required quite a bit of work, removing unnecessary bits on each corner, very lightly re-gilding the moulding, and turning the whole thing upside down.
The swag was simply screwed into position.
The original mirror cost €20, exactly the same as the metal swag. Not a bad finished job for just €40.