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Folk Art Mirrors

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
French Tramp Art Turn of the Century Mirror with Geometric Motifs, circa 1900
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art Turn of the Century mirror from circa 1900, with hand-carved geometric motifs and protruding corners. Delve into the captivating world of French Tramp Art with thi...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Tramp Art Chip Carved Mirror, circa 1920s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique Tramp Art Chip Carved Mirror, circa 1920s, a hand crafted frame comprised of graduated layers of sawtooth cut thin boards rising to a peaked ridge, with applied sawtooth-bord...
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1920s American Vintage Folk Art Mirrors

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Wood

Large Tramp Art Chip Carved Mirror, circa 1900
Located in Nantucket, MA
Large "Tramp Art" Chip Carved Mirror, circa 1900, a hand crafted frame made of graduated layers of sawtooth cut thin board rising to peaked ridges. Like all folk art of this nature, ...
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Early 1900s American Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Wood

19th C. French Tramp Art Mirror with Old Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusually Large Size, Beautiful Old Glass & Deep Profiles
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19th Century French Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Wood

Tramp Art Chip Carved Mirror, circa 1920s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique Tramp Art Chip Carved Mirror, circa 1920s, a folk art frame hand crafted from scrap wood or cigar boxes in the manner called "chip carved", but in reality comprising stacked ...
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1920s American Vintage Folk Art Mirrors

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Wood

French Turn of the Century Hand Carved Wood Tramp Art Mirror with Brown Patina
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small French Tramp Art hand carved wooden Folk mirror from the early 20th century with raised diamond motifs and protruding corners. Created in France during the Turn of the Centur...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Set of 5 French Antique Faux Bamboo Wall Mirrors Frames Folk Art 19th Century
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A wonderfully decorative set of five faux bamboo frames with original mirrors, made in France in the mid 19th century. The frames (typically fruitwood), are turned to mimic bamboo, a...
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19th Century French Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Metal

19th Century German Crested Tramp Art Mirror with Fretwork Detailing
Located in Hastings, GB
An incredibly rare and decorative mid-19th century German Tramp Art mirror, adorned with removable crest and stunning fretwork detailing throughout. This is an important example of N...
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1870s German Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Boxwood

French Tramp Art Turn of the Century Mirror with Hand-Carved Crest and Monogram
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art Turn of the Century mirror from circa 1900 with hand-carved crest and monogram. Immerse yourself in the exquisite craftsmanship and unique charm of this French Tr...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

French Rattan Mirror, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
French artisanal rattan mirror from the 1970s. Nice Folk Art rendition of the classic French Trumeau mirror in subdued earthy tones with a charming floral detail.Very nice original c...
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1970s French Vintage Folk Art Mirrors

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Wicker, Rattan, Mirror, Wood

French 1900s Tramp Art Hand Carved Wood Mirror with Protruding Pyramidal Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art hand-carved wooden mirror from the Turn of the Century circa 1900, with pyramidal protruding corners and dark brown patina. Embrace the enduring beauty of folk art...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Small French Turn of the Century 1900s Hand Carved Dark Brown Tramp Art Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small French Tramp Art hand-carved wooden mirror from the Turn of the Century circa 1900 with raised pyramidal motifs and dark brown patina. Embrace the rustic elegance of this cha...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Two-Toned French Turn of the Century 1900s Hand Carved Tramp Art Wooden Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small French Tramp Art hand-carved wooden mirror with two-toned finish, protruding pyramidal corners and brass nailhead accents. Immerse your home in the rustic charm and artistry ...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Brass

Beautiful Vintage Brass Table Mirror
Located in Cantù, IT
Beautiful Vintage Brass Table Mirror Private Collection Mice of Domenico Rugiano
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1970s Vintage Folk Art Mirrors

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Brass

Tramp Art 1900s Turn of the Century French Carved Mirror with Raised Medallion
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art hand-carved wooden mirror from circa 1900 with circular protruding raised medallions in the corners. This French Tramp Art hand-carved wooden mirror, dating back t...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

French Turn of the Century Brown and Black Tramp Art Mirror with Medallions
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Turn of the Century brown and black Tramp Art mirror from circa 1900 with raised circular medallions. Embark on a journey through time with th...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

French Turn of the Century Hand Carved Tramp Art Mirror with Protruding Corners
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Turn of the Century Tramp Art hand-carved wooden mirror from circa 1900 with square protruding corners. Step back in time and embrace the rustic charm of this exquisite Fren...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Petite Turn of the Century French Brown Tramp Art Mirror with Protruding Corners
Located in Atlanta, GA
A petite French Turn of the Century hand-carved wooden Tramp Art mirror from circa 1900 with protruding corners. Immerse your home in the rustic charm and artistry of this petite Fre...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

1900s Turn of the Century French Tramp Art Mirror with Carved Geometric Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art mirror from the Turn of the Century with protruding corners, raised geometric motifs and dark brown color. This exquisite French Tramp Art mirror, hailing from the...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

A Large McEwan’s Pale India Ale Advertising Mirror, Pub Sign Mirror for McEwans
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A Large McEwan’s Pale India Ale Advertising Mirror, Pub Sign Mirror for McEwans This is a rare surviving pictorial advertising mirror, advertising McEwan’s Pale India Ale, in gold l...
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19th Century Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror

Large french tramp art folk mirror 1900's
By Tramp Art
Located in BELFORT, FR
Large french tramp art folk mirror, 1900's. Very beautiful.
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Early 1900s French Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Early Wall Mirror, Frame, Tramp Art, Folk Art, Biedermeier, 1835, Austria
Located in Wien, AT
A very richly decorated early example of the famous tramp art frames of Austria, from the 1830s. The frame of the mirror is crafted in a layered construction, with extra raised shape...
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1830s Austrian Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Softwood, Spruce

French Turn of the Century Carved Tramp Art Mirror with Unusual Shape
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art carved wooden mirror from the Turn of the Century with unusual shape. This exceptional French Tramp Art carved wooden mirror, dating back to the Turn of the Centur...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Pair of Carved Giltwood Mexican Folk Art Vanity Mirrors
Located in Forney, TX
A striking pair of antique hand carved gilded solid wood table mirrors. Inspired by Italian design, this magnificent Mexican folk art features elegant oval shaped mirrors with brilliant gold gilt (dore bronze) finish, intricate piecered scrolling frames with floral blossom accents, rising on turned pedestal stand, with circular molded edge base. Mixing classic contrasting elements of antique warm...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Turn of the Century French Carved Tramp Art Mirror with Geometric Motifs, 1900s
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art mirror from circa 1900 with carved geometric grooved motifs. Behold a striking French Tramp Art mirror, meticulously crafted circa 1900, that serves as a tangible ...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Mirror, Frame, hand carved, Black Forest, Schwarzwald, Folk Art, 1890, Germany
Located in Wien, AT
Very nice example of a tramp art frame, mirror, made in the 1890s in Germany. This frame is fully hand-carved, out of basswood, typical for this frames of this time. The frame is...
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1890s German Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Swedish Handpainted Folk Art Allmoga Table Mirror, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Handmade multicolored wooden Swedish allmoga folk art boho style table mirror. Handpainted floral, organic and simple decorations in red, coral, orange, yellow, light blue, green, go...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Folk Art Mirrors

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Metal

Large Engraved Oak Wood Mirror French Folk Art, circa 1930
Located in Paris, FR
Rare French mirror in light oak with an original shape decorated with engraved leaves in Folk Art style. Frame width: 7.5 cm - 2.95 in. Modern glass mirror. Antique wood back.
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1930s French Vintage Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Oak

Small French Tramp Art Turn of the Century Mirror with Wavy Patterns, circa 1900
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small French Tramp Art Turn of the Century mirror from circa 1900 with wavy patterns and dark brown patina. An alluring melange of artistry and timeworn charm, this small French Tr...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Antique Reverse Painted Foiled Fruit Basket Trumeau Wall Hanging Mirror
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Federal style wall mirror with silver and gold frame and reverse painted folk art style fruit basket, accented with foil, above the glass.
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Hardwood, Paint

French 1900s Hand Carved Tramp Art Mirror with Raised Diamond Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French rectangular Tramp Art hand carved wooden mirror from the early 20th century, with raised diamond motifs and X patterns. Created in France during the Turn of the Century whic...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

French Turn of the Century Brown and Black Tramp Art Hand-Carved Folk Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Turn of the Century Tramp Art period hand-carved mirror with large protruding corners. Evoke the essence of French craftsmanship with this resplendent French Turn of the Cen...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Tramp Art Gilded Mirror with Hand-Carved Frame, circa 1920
Located in Atlanta, GA
An unusual Tramp Art mirror from circa 1920 with hand-carved gilded frame and intersecting corners. Step into an opulent realm of craftsmanship with this spellbinding Tramp Art mirro...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

French 1900s Tramp Art Folk Mirror with Brass Tacks and Intersecting Corners
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French rectangular Tramp Art hand-carved wooden Folk mirror from the early 20th century, with raised diamond motifs, geometric patterns, intersecting corners and brass tacks. Creat...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Large Folk Art Painted Overmantel or Wall Mirror
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large Folk Art Painted Overmantel or Wall Mirror This is a Large piece with a bevelled mirror at the centre, the Frame has painted floral decoration at each side The Overmantel i...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Pine

Small Oval Mirror with Shell Encrusted Frame
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A small shell encrusted frame - a vintage and folk art piece with a red felt back. The piece is lovely for a bathroom, or dressing area - also would work well on any wall that wants ...
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20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Shell, Mirror

Small Antique Wall Mirror in Polychrome Wood, circa 1890
Located in Paris, FR
Small antique wooden mirror in the Folk Art style, circa 1890, of rectangular shape with a cut-out frame in the form of a barrel vault, decorated with painted brown polychromed fille...
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1890s French Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Small Antique French Carved Wood Mirror, Tramp Art Style, circa 1910
Located in Paris, FR
Small antique French carved wood mirror, Tramp Art style, circa 1910. Hand-made of painstakingly assembled small pieces of diamond-shaped cut wood the mirror frame consists of three triangular pediments and pyramid-shaped elements. Antique mercury glass mirror...
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1910s French Vintage Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Small Antique French Carved Wood Mirror, Folk Art Style, circa 1900
Located in Paris, FR
Small antique French wall mirror in dark carved wood, circa 1900. Folk Art style with a small pediment carved with three leaves and a frami...
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Early 1900s French Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Wall Mirror Sun Straw Marquetry Inlay Collectible Naive Folk Brass Handcrafted
Located in Warsaw, PL
Our mission is to create objects with soul and sense. Inspired by nature, naïve and folk art, we created a wall mirror SUN – Powerful amulet for your home. Sun is a source of life. The solar symbol represents vital energy and awakens the internal human resource. The sun symbol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ukrainian Folk Art Mirrors

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Brass

Folk Art Lacquer Speckled Mirror by Artist Ira Yeager
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming folk art wood framed mirror featuring a whimsical lacquer speckled marigold yellow finish by artist Ira Yeager (1938-2022). The mirror has a thick wood frame constructed in ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Mirrors

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Glass, Wood

French 1900s Tramp Art Mirror with Brass Nailheads and Protruding Corners
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French rectangular Tramp Art hand-carved wooden mirror from the early 20th century, with raised diamond motifs, geometric patterns and brass nailheads. Created in France during the...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Brass

Antique French Carved Oak Wood Mirror, circa 1900
Located in Paris, FR
Antique French wall mirror in carved light oak wood decorated in the Breton folk art style (French region). Antique frame measures width 11...
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Early 1900s French Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Oak

Coastal Heart Shape Sea Shell Encrusted Mirror
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A coastal heart-shaped shell encrusted mirror. This piece would be fabulous in a grouping of similar mirrors, or on its own. Covered in a variety of seashells, this beauty is certain...
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20th Century American Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Shell

Engraved Mirror, Horse Drawn Romany Caravan a Charming Folk Art Engraved Mirror
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Engraved mirror, horse drawn Romany caravan A charming Folk Art engraved mirror, with a Romany caravan, grazing horses and trees The mirror is set i...
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1960s Vintage Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror

Oval Folk Art Shell Mirror
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oval wall hanging mirror with white shelf detail. This mirror is surrounded by hundreds of white shells. A wonderful addition to any room, particularly nic...
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20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Shell, Glass

19th Century Swedish Painted Child Size Vanity Mirror
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A second half of the 19th century Scandinavian vanity mirror for kids. This Little hand painted in "Faux bois" technique mirror has a little...
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1860s Swedish Antique Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Pine

French Turn of the Century Tramp Art Mirror with Rosettes and Brass Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Tramp Art mirror from the early 20th century, with raised rosettes and ornate brass accents. Created in France at the Turn of the Century, this wall mirror was hand carved i...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Mirrors

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Brass

Large Round Painted Wall Mirror
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large Round Painted Wall Mirror This is a wonderful piece, the round mirror is set in a 4” wide D shaped Frame which has shabby blue painted finish. The frame has a modern shabby...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror

Coastal Oval Sea Shell Encrusted Wall Mirror
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A shell encrusted mirror that will bring the beach indoors. A perfect reminder of the beach, this mirror is oval in form and created from wood. Shells are painstakingly placed throug...
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20th Century American Folk Art Mirrors

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Shell, Mirror, Wood

Cast Iron Double Sided Watchmaker Jeweler Trade Sign Mirror
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Early 20th century gilded cast iron trade sign repurposed into a beveled mirror. Originally the double sided sign housed a clock. The sign reads watche...
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20th Century American Folk Art Mirrors

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Iron

Coastal Rectangular Sea Shell Encrusted Wall Mirror
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A rectangular seashell encrusted framed mirror. The perfect way to add a touch of coastal flare to your home, this beauty is created from wood, and embellished across the front and s...
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20th Century American Folk Art Mirrors

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Shell, Mirror, Wood

Painted French Bathroom or Cloakroom Mirror Stand
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Painted French bathroom or cloakroom mirror stand This is an unusual piece, it is made using a tall narrow window shutter The stand has a long mirro...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Paint

Western Wood and Leather Wall Handing with Horns, by Buck Flynn Co. Santa Fe, NM
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A large, impressive and very well crafted wall/mantel (fireplace) mirror in the Western style, made in New Mexico. Label: By The Buck Flynn Co. Santa fe, NM. A shaped carved wood pie...
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20th Century American Folk Art Mirrors

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Horn, Leather

Large Decorative Art Deco Advertising Mirror
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large decorative Art Deco advertising mirror A very pretty piece, this is an Art Deco mirror, the mirror frame is 4” wide and painted in...
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20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror

Great Little Natural Yew Wood Folk Art Convex Mirror
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Great little natural yew wood Folk Art convex mirror, A Charming piece, the convex mirror is set into a piece of Yew wood cut in the cross grain and mounted on another piece of Yew...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Mirrors

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Wood

Pair of Rare Portuguese Embossed Alpaca Silver Circular 'Round' Mirror Frames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of rare Portuguese embossed Alpaca silver circular mirror frames, circa 20th century. Measures: Diameter 38 inches (96.5 cm) Depth 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm).  
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20th Century Portuguese Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Alpaca

Mexican Stamped Metal and Ebonized Wood Pediment Top Wall Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Mexican (1920s) stamped metal wall mirror with an ebonized wood frame, a lattice design border, and a swag motif with a pediment top.   
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Early 20th Century Mexican Folk Art Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Folk Art mirrors for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Folk Art mirrors for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage mirrors created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include mirrors and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, glass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Folk Art mirrors made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Scandinavia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for mirrors differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $235 and tops out at $3,523 while the average work can sell for $933.

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