A Victorian Ebonised Mercury Plated Rectangular Wall Mirror c.1875

Origin: English
Period: Mid/Late Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1875
Height: 36”
Width: 19”
Depth: 1”

Of good proportions, standing at three feet, the beautifully foxed ebonised mirror with a gilded slip to a ripple reeded frame having the original heavy mercury mirror glass plate and boarded pine backing, surviving from the high Victorian period.

The mirror is in very attractive condition with the ebonised finish with some chipping and small losses. The original heavy plate glass is partially clear and in good order with two or three areas showing the most foxing, giving the large expanse of glass some welcome character. To the reverse it retains its original stained pine back panels. The mirror has not been restored or repaired in any way and it remains structurally true and sound, and thus remains true to its original condition.

The shape and size of this mirror point to intended commercial use, perhaps at a gentlemen’s outfitters or tailors shop and it does lend itself to shop display.

Showing just the right doses of character, age and imperfection and its weight which is testament to its quality.