Period: Arts and Crafts
Date: c.1890 - 1900
Height: 24 inches
Width: 21.5 inches
Depth: 3 inches (with brackets)
Having a triangular bevelled mirror and three demi lune turned brackets, the original plate glass has some minor foxing, though this and the whole both remain in original condition, making this mirror an exciting example. There are two fixing points for the mirror to hang from, one either side of the north point whilst the three plinths are well turned, with a nice patina and would make for good candle supports as intended.
The arts and crafts movement takes the natural forms found outside in the woods, gardens, oceans and skies and uses them to decorate the inside of our homes, just as this mirror does today. Stars were used as motifs in arts and crafts ware, though not as common as say, the heart, establishments such as Liberty used the star as stretchers on tables or fret cut into the flanks of furniture being just two examples.
This is a highly idiosyncratic piece that demands ones attention, just as a well-seasoned actor would on the boards; it takes centre stage wherever it hangs.