Rectangular late 18th-century ribbed mercury mirror - gilded 29¼" x 20¾"

SKU: 17362


Dating from between 1795-1799, this Directoire-period gilded mirror features a ribbed frame and original mercury mirror. The mirror shows some signs of foxing but retains enough clear visibility for practical use. A terrific mirror for a powder bathroom or narrow entry to reflect extra light to a space. 

Condition and wear consistent with age and use.

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 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.

Approx. overall 29¼" high x 20¾" wide x 1¼" deep
Approx. overall 74cm high x 53cm wide x 3cm deep
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