A Decorative c.1880 Ebonised Oval Wall Mirror


Origin: English
Period: Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1880
Height: 22 inches
Width: 18 inches
Depth: 1.5 inches

The late Victorian period oval wall mirror with ebonised ripple moulded frame having gilt highlighted inner and outer borders, the quality bevelled original mirror plate with some foxing commensurate with age.

In good condition the mirror does not suffer from any damage to note, the mercury plate with foxing commensurate with age and the frame with some very small flecks of loss providing just the right amount of overall wear. The back shows the original pine boards and mounting hooks.

Imitating Japanese lacquer, Victorian furniture was sometimes stained to make the wood black like ebony. The Aesthetic Movement at this precise period was part of this style.

A pretty yet edgy antique wall mirror with a distinct Gothic aftertaste.