REGENCY GILTWOOD WALL MIRROR W/ OLD GLASS
Circa mid 19th century
Item # 702GMY11
This is such an interesting and beautifully worn piece - retaining much of it’s original burnished gilding, now oxidized with a slowly developed patina throughout, the frame is noteworthy for it’s sheer austerity. A simple cove molding surrounds the old silvered glass, this early piece with extensive tarnish and loss to the silvering throughout in a most attractive way. The backboards are nailed to the back and have oxidized to a handsome nut brown. It would place particularly nicely in a setting where naturally worn patina and a sense of authenticity are necessary to add some depth to an interior.
Measurements: 54” H x 29” W x approx. 2” D
Old glass w/ silvering loss. Gilding is early, probably original and heavily worn/oxidization. A new piece of plywood placed at the lower edge to allow glass to sit parallel to the wall. Some later nails in backboards, later nails exposed in corners of frame. Backboards are old, perhaps replaced at one point.