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This beautiful small standing mirror reflects all the elegance of a late nineteenth century lady's dressing table.
The mirror is original, and is set in an absolutely magnificent bronze standing frame. The frame features two dogs who appear to be howling at the dainty little cherubs perched atop the mirror frame. Both dogs have one paw lifted. The dogs are cast in true-to-life form, the details of their faces, ears and muscles carefully formed. The two cherubs have dainty wings and passive facial expressions. They seem to look back at the person who is looking into the mirror.** (Please see close-up photos of the bronze frame as the feature photo was taken at an angle, to prevent light reflection).
The mirror is held in place by a bronze oval mount, which has three screws attaching it to the mirror frame. The mirror standing leg is fashioned from bronze, in the form of a long and intricate garland of flowers and leaves. ** (Please see close-up photos of the bronze frame as the feature photo was taken at an angle, to prevent light reflection).
The mirror stands perfectly and has no cracks. It does have the typical blotchy silvering typical of mirrors of its age (which adds to its antique charm). The dimensions are: 7 1/2" tall x 5" wide x 1" deep at base.
Small bronze standing mirrors from this period with the original glass are rare.
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Napoleon III French Bronze Small Standing Vanity Mirror with Original Mirror
Fine French Small Antiques; Gilded Bronze, Objets of Vertu, Antique Books, Napoleon III, Porte Montre, Cast Bronze