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Vintage Arched Top Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century

Vintage Arched Top  Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century | Ref. no. R0030 | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage Arched Top  Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century | Ref. no. R0030 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Arched Top  Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century | Ref. no. R0030 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Arched Top  Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century | Ref. no. R0030 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Arched Top  Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century | Ref. no. R0030 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Arched Top  Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century | Ref. no. R0030 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Arched Top  Art Nouveau Style Giltwood Overmantle Mirror Mid 20 Century | Ref. no. R0030 | Regent Antiques
Ref: R0030
Price: £375.00
A superbly carved giltwood Art Nouveau style overmantle mirror mid 20th century in date.

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A superbly carved giltwood Art Nouveau style overmantle mirror mid 20th century in date.

 
This arched topped rectangular mirror consists of a superbly carved fluted giltwood frame with anthemion leaf outstretched corners.

The bevelled mirror plate is original.

It is certain to make a charming addition to that one special room in your home.

Condition:
 
In excellent original condition with original gilding, please see photos for confirmation of condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 101 x Width 70 x Depth 4

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 inches

Our reference: R0030

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The earliest manufactured mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass. In classical antiquity, mirrors were made of solid metal (bronze, later silver) and were too expensive for widespread use by common people; they were also prone to corrosion. Due to the low reflectivity of polished metal, these mirrors also gave a darker image than modern ones, making them unsuitable for indoor use with the artificial lighting of the time.

The method of making mirrors out of plate glass was invented by 16th-century Venetian glassmakers on the island of Murano, who covered the back of the glass with mercury, obtaining near-perfect and undistorted reflection. For over one hundred years, Venetian mirrors installed in richly decorated frames served as luxury decorations for palaces throughout Europe, but the secret of the mercury process eventually arrived in London and Paris during the 17th century, due to industrial espionage. French workshops succeeded in large scale industrialization of the process, eventually making mirrors affordable to the masses.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 101 x Width 70 x Depth 4

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 inches

Shipping:

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Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

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