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French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216

French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216

French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216    French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216
Very special antique French decorative wall mirror with the original heavily foxed, patinated mercury plate glass and original wooden backboards. Mercury glass was banned in 1835, so we know the mirror dates prior to this. Measures 58.75cm x 47.5cm.

The mirror plate is absolutely beautiful and original, dating to pre 1835. It is in unbelievably good condition with no chips.

It is completely foxed with a stunning silvery-grey, slightly shimmery patina, so the glass does not reflect at all. The frame has some wear with chips to the gilt, original paint and general, but still very attractive wear. It has some old (non-live) worm holes, mainly around the bottom but I have personally, thoroughly treated the entire frame, for peace of mind/prevention. When the frame is stood up/hung, the glass drops back a bit into the frame at the top. The wooden backboards are original and sound. Will be wrapped carefully and securely for transit. The item "French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Mirrors\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)". The seller is "vinteaque_boutique" and is located in Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  • Style: Antique
  • Material: Wood
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Product Type: Mirrors
  • Colour: Gold


French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216    French Antique 18th /19th Century Foxed Mirror Original Mercury Plate 59cm m216