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Degas No. 1 Contemporary Wall Mirror, Gilded in 16kt Gold, by Bark Frameworks


This gilded mirror by Bark Frameworks is based on a design by Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Degas sketched frame profiles throughout his career, and many were radical for their time. The artist drew this cross section in his notebooks of 1878-79. The stepped frame design -- though decades old -- and the luminous pale gold leaf surface combine to create a sleek, dynamic whole. The frame is gilded in 16-karat yellow gold over red bole. The mirror glass is water white (low iron) with a 7/8-inch bevel. The most inventive frame designers of the Impressionists, Degas' designs were highly original. However, many of his profiles were never produced until Bark Frameworks decided to build them, after company founder and artist Jared Bark traveled to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris to study the artist's original notebooks. Degas' designs look contemporary even today. Please note: Because every mirror we make is finished by hand, there will be slight variations in the finish -- each mirror is wholly unique. Customization available upon request.

Additional Options

Customers can choose from:\nSize: Can be custom-made to size, please inquire.\nGilding: silver leaf, palladium, 12kt white gold, 18kt lemon gold, 22kt moon gold (similar to rose gold), or 23kt yellow gold.\nFinish: light, medium, or heavy rub (to dull burnishing)\nBacking: D-rings straight up (recommended); wire across; or both.\n


  • Creator
    Bark Frameworks (Workshop/Studio)
  • Production type
    One of a Kind
  • Production time
    It will take 7-8 weeks to make this piece
  • In the Style Of
  • Condition
    Excellent. This item is newly produced with each order..
  • Dimensions

    H 2 ft. 9 in. x W 2 ft. 3 in. x D 3.5 in.

    H 83.19 cm x W 67.31 cm x D 8.89 cm

  • Seller location
    Long Island City, NY
  • Seller reference number
    Degas. No. 1 mirror in Pale Gold
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About The Maker

Bark Frameworks

Bark Frameworks

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Established in 1969, Bark Frameworks designs and produces frames for artwork and mirrors. Our commitment to innovative design is visible in every mirror frame we create. A Bark Frameworks mirror is a unique object. Every Bark frame is custom made at our 27,000-square-foot facility in Long Island City by craftspeople who have honed their skills for years, sometimes decades. Our LIC shop -- which houses two showrooms, design and art preservation studios, a wood shop, a metal shop, and a gilding studio – allows us to offer clients nearly-endless customization options for mirrors when it comes to size, material, and finish. In addition to our own original profiles, the frame designs of Edgar Degas inspired some of our mirror frames. After company founder Jared Bark researched the artist’s notebooks firsthand in Paris in the 1990s, we decided to build many of these never-before-produced frames. Now, these once-radical designs add elegance to any interior.

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