Rosewood Portable Arched Mirror

Rosewood Portable Arched Mirror

£360
Reference

82916

A rosewood folding Portable Mirror.

The shaped legs to this mirror are purposely screwed to the uprights to allow them to twist and reduce the depth for packing. The mirror is arched with a hanging ring to the apex so that it can also be hung, and the frame is inlaid with boxwood and ebony stringing. The mirror is held on bobbin turned uprights, united below the frame with a similarly turned stretcher. It pivots on brass fittings to allow it to tilt to the correct angle. The back of the mirror is also finished with a single tramline of boxwood following its contour.

It's probable that the mirror originally had some form of packing case that would give protection to the looking glass. It is well made with sharp turning and a little more decorative than most portable mirrors. Mid 19th Century.

Folded size is given.

Dimensions:

Height 34.91 cm / 13 "
Width 32.37 cm / 12 "
Depth 30.47 cm / 12 "
Period

Mid 19th Century.

Medium

Rosewood

Country

England

Style

Travel Mirror

EXHIBITIONS
Furnishing The Empire
Condition

Some wear to silvering.

Edition

Cites Certificate is required for export

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