Pair of 19th Century Gilt and Ebonized Mirrors

Pair of 19th Century Gilt and Ebonized Mirrors

Code: 10511


W: 40cm (15.7")H: 60cm (23.6")D: 3cm (1.2")


The pair antique gilt and ebonized mirrors with a central cartouche above of a leaf motif. The frames are made of carved wood and gesso a thin layer of gold leaf is then applied over the surface. Set into the frame the aged oxidized mirror gives a sparkly, crystalline appearance behind the glass. France was renowned mirror producers in the 18th and 19th century! A new technology progressed in the 19th century, using silver nitrate to replace the highly toxic mercury. These gilt mirrors are a fine example of the new method of mirror-making of the time.

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Materials and Techniques:  Ebonized Wood,Mirror,Gold Leaf,Paint

Place of Origin:  England

Period: 19th Century

Date of Manufacture: circa 1870