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An attractive Lodewijk XVI style wooden mirror with weathered glass, a portrait in the crest, and with the original mirror glass - France - circa 1850

Lot reference 13056903
An attractive Lodewijk XVI style wooden mirror with weathered glass, a portrait in the crest, and with the original mirror glass - France - circa 1850

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Location: Netherlands
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Good used condition considering its age

Special French so called bridal mirror from 1850. At the top a portrait. Material: plaster and wood.
Height 53 cm.
Width 34 cm.
Thickness of frame 5 cm .
In good used condition, mirror from 1850 with of course some minor damage. In regard to its age nothing serious.

The original glass of this mirror is a so-called mercury mirror: the glass is covered with tin amalgam as a reflective layer. This method was introduced widely in the 16th century. For about 400 years, mercury mirrors were the main mirrors, despite the difficulty in manufacturing them. The method is to lay a sheet of tin foil on the table and then apply a trellis as a frame. After that you pour mercury on the foil and rub it with a cloth in the tin so that a tin amalgam is formed. After that a layer of mercury is poured on the foil and a clean plate of glass is put on top of that. A wool cloth is used for protection and stones weighs it down. Afterwards the trellis frame is removed so that the excess mercury can flow away. After several days, the glass plate is put on a stand to ‘dry’ further.

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    Magníficamente envalados. Tan preciosos como aparecen en las fotografías. Muchas gracias.
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  • Nice packing. Very nice item....I love it.

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  • exactly as described, carefully packed and quick shipping. Thank you.

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  • Perfectly described and shipped and arrived quickly and safely great seller highly recommend will deal with again anytime

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    sirobvroni March 29, 2018

  • The items were packaged very well it was a fantastic serivce all went well i love the handles thanks very much would reccomend

    Urbanj March 28, 2018

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Canada $71.02
Denmark $41.43
France $41.43
Germany $41.43
Ireland $41.43
Italy $41.43
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Spain $41.43
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