Code 712-4A Early 1900s French Mirror 'PareCloses'
This elegant, small, antique French mirror is called a Mirroir a "Parecloses" . It has four canted side mirrored panels separated and held in place from the main center mirror by giltwood ornamentation. The unusual arrangement of the separate pieces of silvered glass seen here gives this type of mirror its distinctive name of a "Pareclose". This term refers to the pieces of molding that join the inner and outer frames. Also, the placement of the silvered mirrors at the top, bottom and both sides that are set at an angle and reflect a different area of the room from the larger central silvered glass plate. The central mirror on this piece is recent.
These small and rare antique mirrors are highly sought after due to their size and age.
Condition: Right side of silvered glass has 3 minor breaks; red bole showing through in areas; minor old nick and rubs commensurate with age.
H=32 1/8, W=21