This item is a HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST HAND MIRROR. It has a beautifully carved frame with deep and complex carvings. The color and patina is spot on as well. The beveled mirror, obviously original, is heavily silvered but still will reflect an image. We could replace the mirror but have chosen not to. We know that there are buyers who don't object to the signs of over a century of use and find these to be part of the charm of an antique item. The mirror measures 12 1/2" by 6".