Antique Dutch Ebonized Faux Tortoise Shell Mirror, circa 1860

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A terrific Dutch style frame from Holland circa 1860 featuring the distinctive mix of carved and ebonized wood offset with four panels of faux painted tortoise shell surrounding the antique mirror glass. Please notice the unusual three-dimensional quality of this frame that was originally designed to take advantage of the light produced by a blazing fire in the fireplace and candles burning in sconces and the chandelier. The forward thrusting and receding areas of the frame with their wavy ribbon-like surface decoration were all utilized to enhance the sculptural quality of this mirror and its frame.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Hand-Painted   Mirror
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    29 in. H x 26.5 in. W x 3 in. D
    74 cm H x 67 cm W x 8 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU86686854923
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1stdibs seller since 2009

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Located in Houston, TX

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