I know this will appeal to those who love the old Black Forest carvings as accents around their homes, but I believe it is a French carving, or certainly has strong French leaning in the motif of rocaille and stylized leaves of acanthus. The shell-like form at the center bottom is just gorgeous, as is the entire frame. It holds a mirror as we found it, but we think it would be fabulous to hold a work of art or your favorite photos for display, as well. It's easy to take silvering off the glass if you want to use it that way, so you would not have to have another glass cut to fit. If you prefer it to be clear, let us know and we can even strip the mirror for you before shipping it out. Isn't it just the prettiest thing!
Very good to excellent condition throughout. I see no chips or cracks apart from a very very tiny one at about the 11 o'clock position on a tip of a stem. You might not even notice it. Really well designed and of fine quality, sure to please you.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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