Rarely do we find mirrors with as finely carved frames as this. Both rails and stiles are carved in a repeating pattern nicely stopped at each end. The four corner pieces were carved separately with four petal flowers over circles.
The frame is joined at the corners by half-lap joints then the four corner pieces were applied, suggesting the entire piece was made by an accomplished carver rather then a cabinetmaker.
The choice of cherry as the primary wood, with a natural finish, gives the piece great color. The surface looks original but the glass has been replaced.
At 15" x 17 1/2" this mirror is a great size for a small bathroom or over a dresser or commode in a period bedroom. The size, color and carving gives it an "Arts and Crafts" look. We would date this piece from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
Item ID: FR0131
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