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Pair of 19th Century Gilt and Ebonized Mirrors

$2,807.14per set
$3,508.93per set20% Off


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.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Width: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Depth: 1.19 in. (3 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1001524036902

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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