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Early C20th Convex Mirror

A small decorative early 20th Century convex gilt wood mirror, the plate set within a gilt frame carved with scrolling leaves, the inner slip with ‘sausage and pea’ moulding. In lovely original condition, the gilt wood having a lovely burnished rich colour. English, circa 1900

Convex mirrors have been prized possessions for many centuries. The distorting effect of the glass creates charming effects in domestic interiors and have featured often in paintings reflecting back to the viewer areas out of immediate eyesight. An elaborately framed convex mirror is a central feature in the famous Arnolfini Wedding Portrait (1434) by Jan van Eyck in the National Gallery, London. The famous London architect and collector, Sir John Soane (1753-1837), made extensive use of convex mirrors to create the illusion of space in his house and an intricately connected series of galleries, now the Sir John Soane’s Museum.


Diameter: 395mm / 15 ½"
Depth: 45mm / 1 ¾"

Item code: HL7023

Price: £450.00