Carved gilt wood mirror, Late18th-Early 29th Century


Carved gilt wood mirror with eggs and darts friezes.

Antique mercury looking glass (blued) from the Early 18th Century period, within frame and cradling from Late 18th-Early 19th Century with recent reinforcements added on back.

Height: 85 cm (33-1/3 in.) - Width: 66 cm (26 in.)
Frame: 101 x 82 cm (39-3/4 x 32-1/4 in.)

This mirror has the peculiarity of preserving maroufled paper remnants which were used to insure the water resistance of the back cradling which prevents oxidization and foxing on the back of the looking glass. The papers have pen written inscriptions which gives a certain charm to the mirror. The looking glass has foxing on the silver backing and typical gloss that antique mercury looking glasses have.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014051354