A lovely eighteenth-century gilded mirror with pretty lamb's tongue details ensconcing the outer frame. The inner frame shows a lovely example of hand-notched beaded details - a technique highly practiced by apprentices in the 1700s to hone their pearl beading craft. This mirror will complement both modern and classic interiors and can be hung both vertically and horizontally.
Note: 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.
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.
Approx. overall 33" high x 20¾" wide x 1½" deep
Approx. overall 84cm high x 53cm wide x 4cm deep