Ornate Brass Beveled Wall Mirror & Towel Holder Rod
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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Accessories: Mirrors: Pre 1920: item # 1183899
Please refer to our stock # 7911 when inquiring.
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South Central United States
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Early 20th Century ORNATE OPENWORK BRASS WALL MIRROR with TOWEL ROD, or towel holder. The pattern on this heavy piece is just lovely -- consisting of acanthus leaves in several different patterns, hanging, twising, scrolling, wrapping -- and a few grapes, other leaves with tiny berries, roped acanthus leaves around the mirror, with a center apex stylized to resemble a crown and shield. The oval mirror has a wide, smooth bevel and is in good shape with a little darkening, but no apparent silvering losses. We find no marks, but suggest the piece might be French in origin.
This was hung by screws utilizing the two holes for that purpose in the lower portion, and one screw on either side of the top center shield area. It was quite secure. You might also have your local framer attach a hanging wire to the back for a more simple method of hanging.
Wear from use and age, primarily oxidation to the metal including some darkening, some original finish losses like protective coatings, and some verdigris (primarily on the ends); a little wood loss to the backing.
About 9" tall at the center, 2" tall on the rod sides, 14" widest, mirror is 8-1/4" x 4-1/2", and the width of the mirror extends to 11-1/4" at the decorative posts on the sides.
A useful and very attractive accessory for the powder room, or near a makeup table, or shaving shelf; might also be great in the kitchen near the hand-washing sink.
Heavy. $22 US Shipping.