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Antique French Convex Sorcerer's Mirror in Napoleon III Frame, 18.75" Diameter
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US $995.00
 
Approximately £634.99(including postage)
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San Marcos, California, United States

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Antique French Convex Sorcerer's Mirror in Napoleon III Frame, 18.75" Diameter











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They call these old convex mirrors 'sorcerer's mirrors' in France, and the effect and appeal are both enchanting as such. One can see a distortion of the entire room in reflection, making them wonderful additions to your wall's framed images, or great for a hallway where you might want to see what's going on around a corner or down an extension of hall, entry, or stairway that is out of view otherwise. The frame on this one is 18.75" in diameter so nice and large, and with 3" depth, also quite a nice statement frame. The frame is painted ebony/black and is trimmed out in gold, with 3-D gold ball trim on the interior along with ripple carving. The style is consistent with Louis Philippe to Napoleon III era (c.1837-70) and that is the date for this fine old one. Not a modern reproduction, it shows some age though the silvering to the convex mirror is crisp and undamaged.

Very good to excellent for age and type, the mirror is excellent and frame shows perfect amount of age to be consistent with the age it truly has. Not a later reproduction but the old original c.1830-70s sorcerer's mirror, wonderful addition to your wall. There are some nips to the old paint on the frame, which you can see in our images. The old hanging loop remains and the backing is dust-protected by a seal of paper. If one wanted a more perfect frame, it would be simple to touch it up. I like it with its age showing, and it's hanging in my home right now. Pardon the bit of dust showing in some of our images. The digital camera and flash highlights what is harder to see with the naked eye, unfortunately, or we'd have dusted that off before the photo. Oops. No breaks in the wood, no loss to the raised gold ball appliques that encircle the deep recess within the frame.


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