Early 20th Century French Gilt and Silver Mirror with Églomisé Painted Panels
Decorate a powder room or an entry with this elegant antique wall mirror, created in France, circa 1920, the mirror has a “Verre Églomisé” process on all four sides around the center beveled glass decorated with foliage motifs. The wall piece is also embellished with small flower rosettes in each corner. “Églomisé” glass is a French term referring to the process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass to produce a mirror finish. The technique of back-painting glass actually dates back to pre-Roman eras, but the name is derived from the 18th century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptiste Glomy(1711–1786), who was responsible for its revival. The versatile mirror is in excellent condition with rich gilt and silver patinated finish, and could be hang vertically or horizontally. Measures: 22″ W x 26.5″ H.
|Dimensions||22 × 1 × 26.5 in|
Early 20th Century