Trumeau Mirror with Verre Eglomise Panel
Trumeau or pier mirror with beautifully executed verre églomisé (Hinterglasmalerei) panel.
This classical, split baluster mirror is in untouched mint condition, retaining its original reverse painting of a charming country house and landscape scene. The frame is carved throughout including the block corners with a medallion design. The gold leaf and mirror are original. Reverse painting often fails over time, but this example is perfect, and the painting is very fine. Note: The original, chamfered backboard is in untouched condition. It is rare to find a mirror that practically looks like it was made yesterday, this one, though, is real and of the period.
The mirror measures 24” X 11 ½”.
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