Designed as a hand mirror, but we think you'll want this one hanging on a wall. I have a similar one hanging on the wall in one bathroom, and it's easy to take it off the wall to use, but it's just so beautiful it deserves to be displayed where all can enjoy it. Look at our photos and then imagine it in the size it really is - fully 16.5" long! Such a delicate attention to detail and surface, it is truly a work of carver's artistry we seldom see equaled. The mirror is cut specifically for this uneven shape, is thick and deeply beveled as we are used to from the Victorian era. You might use is flat on a dressing table as mirror plinth for your perfumes - wouldn't it be pretty!
Very good to excellent condition throughout. You'll see some dark dots on the mirror, which represent age on the old silvered backing, but they're not intrusive and no large ones. The mirror is very nice. The carving is stunning - very elegant and graceful in its curves and elongated form. I see no chips and no cracks. No repairs. Imagine the time it must have taken to carve and smooth something so fabulous as this!
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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