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Late 19th Century Antique Hand Mirror with Gorgeous Carved Dark Oak Wooden Frame - Authentic French Decorative Antique - D3/112
From circa. mid-to-late 1800's we have this gorgeously aged hand mirror with an exceptionally well executed hand-carved wooden frame. The original glass shows the expected signs of age, giving it real character and a sense of its history. A very unusual style and design.
A beautiful wreath of open roses surrounds the bevelled, oval glass of the mirror followed by leaves that carry on down the handle. The mirror is designed to be used as a hand mirror for a dressing table or hung using the fixing holes in the handle. A highly decorative and useful piece that has gracefully aged in the most charming manner.
The beautifully cut and mirrored bevelled glass is enclosed completely within the wooden frame, with the decorative front and plain back having been joined together so well that they appear to be one single pice of dark wood. The roses around the frame are in an open, simple style that is almost reminiscent of Rennie Mackintosh; the two holes in the handle for hanging the mirror appear almost as the holes in a Japanese Netski. An intriguing and artful item that is sure to be adored by any new owner or collector. Overall the mirror is of an Art Nouveau style and has the initials T and E carved on the back in stylised letters.
The weight without packaging is 450 grammes. Length is 13.5" or 34cm by width of 6.5" or 16.5cm and depth of about 0.75" or 2cm.