An Unusual Walnut Veneered Looking-Glass
An Unusual Walnut Veneered Looking-Glass

An Unusual Walnut Veneered Looking-Glass

1730 England

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This Looking-Glass steeped in the metamorphoses of age is one of those objects that screams at you 'I am an antique'. When new it looked very different to how it looks now. It's walnut veneers have attained a wonderful warm hue and patination while the surface of it's original mercurial plate now looks like the surface of a primaeval-pond.
The plates bevelled edges are extremely shallow - almost undetectable [one of the signs of an early plate] The advantages here to the manufacturers are twofold: A shallow bevel was a lot less labour intensive and during the process of mercurial foiling when the plate was weighted to squeeze the surplus mercury away it was much less likely to break.
Originally it would have been available with or without candle sconces.
Excellent - exuding a great sense of antique character
Height 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Width 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
Original Bevelled Plate with Walnut Veneers and Cross-Grain Mouldings
P.O.Box 2601

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