This beautiful mirror would have once graced a Parisian dressing table. It dates from 1890-1910, a period when bronze vanity items were an absolute necessity for the "bourgeois" society.
The mirror frame is cast in bronze and is heavy. The rococo inspired design is exuberant and typical of the period. The mirror is intact, with no chips or cracks. There is a large cartouche at the crown, with cascading acanthus leaves and scrolls falling downward to a center shell-design at the bottom. The "feet" are downward turned scrolls.
The back plate is attached by eight nuts and bolts. All are in tact, the center bolt is missing the outer square nut. The mirror stand is triangular, and slopes at an angle so that the mirror can be viewed while sitting tabletop. There are is a stamp, "GD145" on the center part of the support frame.
The mirror is in sound and good condition. We polished it slightly to reveal the glimmering highlights. We note no particular flaw of measure. The dimensions are: the frame, 14" tall from table to center, the bottom base 6 1/2", the depth when opened, 8 1/2": the mirror itself measures: 7 5/8" at the tallest points on the sides and 6 1/4" across at the widest point.
It is as serviceable today as it was 100 years ago, and would make a beautiful addition to a dresser or vanity table.
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