An exquisite Empire-style mirror from the 1800s. The giltwood frame has a fantastic patina throughout, with traces of red showing through. Detailed motifs reflect the Empire's recent expeditions in Egypt where palm crests and lush flowered vines embellish the frame's corners and sides. The mirror has its original mercury glass, which has some signs of foxing.
Note: Mirrors have been photographed facing fabric, a technique that reveals any age spots in the glass. In some cases, this may create the appearance of an empty frame, but each mirror is complete except where explicitly stated.
This mirror will complement both modern and classic interiors and can be hung both vertically and horizontally.
This mirror contains its original mercury glass which sparkles beautifully in the light. The technique of making mercury glass mirrors was retired in the early 1900s. The mercury is fixed behind the glass in a solidified, non-harmful state.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 29¼" high x 22¾" wide x 2¼" deep
Approx. overall 74cm high x 58cm wide x 6cm deep