Lovely old ornate brass framed mirror, from England and in good condition with beautiful patina. The metalwork is of the finest quality, with many of the decorations in high relief and exquisite details. At the center top a cherub face, flowers and swirls everywhere, and the center bottom features two mythological faces; both facing a center decoration. We have never polished this at all. Mirror in good condition, very usable. This fabulous piece measures 11" tall by 8 & 1/4" wide, with the mirror area 3 & 7/8" by 5 & 1/4". We see one dent in the lower frame of the mirror in the oval smooth part, a few smaller ones to its right in the photo, and otherwise we see nothing else of significance. It has the original wood backing and yes, the mirror CAN be removed for you to insert a treasured photo or art. Most beautiful brass framed mirror we ever had.