This ANTIQUE & STUNNING Picture Frame/ Mirror is all about the STYLISTIC ELEGANCE of ART NOUVEAU. Art Nouveau, was a time when Art was used in both the largest and the simplest of forms. Dramatically designed and superbly elegant , this high relief Art Nouveau picture frame / mirror is of superb workmanship and stunning details...measuring 9 1/2 " tall x 7 1/4' at it's widest. The image size measures 6 3/4" tall x 4 3/4" wide. In super antique condition with it's fully attached and original sterling silver easel back...it is Magnificent.
These Superb pieces were table top "family treasures". They were all about refinement and elegance ...cherished this "treasure' of artistic beauty would have been displayed as a Work of Art for multiple family generations.
Bio: Attributed to the French artistry of the famed Architect/ Designer Hector Guimard of Lyon, France circa 1867- 1942, who was the best-known representative of the French Art Nouveau style of the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. His work harmoniously united practical function with linear design...suggesting plants and organic matter while remaining abstract. Splendidly born of flexible moldings and a sense of poetic movement that is found in stained glass, ceramic panels, wood carvings and various forms of iron and silver.
Whether your tastes are Antique or Contemporary Design, the style and relevance of this table top treasure ...is Irresistible!
Condition: Excellent antique condition, Gently buffed with a soft cloth, the original warm patina of this beautiful antique remains.
Weight: substantial 70.3 grams, it exhibits no breaks or repairs.
Hallmarked and numbered.
Ops! just noted the black spot at the base of the frame ...dreadfully sorry, it is my head! No damage has occurred to this Exceptional Sterling Silver Antique.