The wood finish on this vintage miniature standing mirror is a varnish with what I think is a thin white wash, the finish gives it a 'real' look. The mirror stands 8" tall, the legs are 4" across at the widest, and where the mirror is attached in the middle and pivots is 41/2". It is just over 1/4" thick. There is a small round wood trim adorning the mirror which is excellent vintage condition, as is the entire piece. The mirror has no spots or irregularities and it swivels front to back. The center leg also turns perpendicular for stability and lays flat if needed for storage. On the back of the mirror someone has written 'Bought in Love....'. I cannot make out the last couple of words, maybe you can and let me know? This is a very attractive, adorable and solidly constructed standing mirror for your dolls use or just to enjoy!