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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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    We love it and its exactly what we wanted

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    ben blij met het ding, schoonmaken was geen overbodige luxe geweest, maar misschien vinden anderen deze manier wel goed,, en vult de stof een extra laag toe het was snel hier, vind ik prettig. bedankt
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    aldotomat November 29, 2018

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    Nicht nur der kleine Hund in Bronce ist reizend, auch der Verkäufer war außerordentlich sorgfältig, aufmerksam und charmant, ein Verkäufer also, wie man ihn sich wünscht. Sehr gerne wieder!!! G.M.
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    GiBiIlBaThi November 28, 2018

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    Very fast delivery, Goods in perfect condition. Nice contact! Thank you!!
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    leuke dingen, goed ingepakt
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    Oggetti come da descrizio e ben imballato.
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    Very nice and helpful seller. Very well packaged and the shipping was fast. I would definitely recommend you. Thanks again!
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    user-ee1f65c November 7, 2018

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    Très beau miroir arrivé cassé, dommage mais merci au vendeur qui a assumé le litige et qui me permettra d'être remboursé.
    Cordialement.
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    user-857d6c5 November 5, 2018

  • Everything is excellent!

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    Alles bestens. Gern wieder.
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    all ok, very good, thank you!
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    Prima gegaan, prettige transactie, goed verpakt
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    Winnierob89 October 26, 2018

  • Very good! Thanks!

    Poluwka October 17, 2018

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    I never received it!!! inadmissible

    i have absolutly no idea what is the pick up location! never received any post number or location to pick it! not serious
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    user-9d48fd5 October 11, 2018

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    Hi Louise,
    Very strange I get this feedback now in oct, You didnt receive yr box. I send You a message on 30th juni the box was shipped. And in the track trace I see the box arrived 4 july in Paris, your home.
    Think You confuse my box with another item You bought. I send it your home adress. Check the french post! And please look in your message from 30 juni (3 month ago) where I messaged You the box is sended. And the message from Catawiki that day!
    Sorry Louise, I Will help You but I m not responsible for people ignoring messages.
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  • Love the figure, beautifully carved, really pleased. Many thanks!!

    moussey October 9, 2018


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    thanks Natalia for your feedback and patience.
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  • Well packed. Received in good conditions.

    rabbitdays October 2, 2018

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    sehr gute Ware ...gerne wieder !
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    Velocissima la spedizione e la consegna . Grazie
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  • Mooi exemplaar. Heel goed verpakt en vlot geleverd. Erg blij mee!

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    Exzellent!!!HW
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    villa261 August 19, 2018

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United States $71.02
Austria $41.43
Belgium $31.96
Canada $71.02
Denmark $41.43
France $41.43
Germany $41.43
Ireland $41.43
Italy $41.43
Luxembourg $41.43
Netherlands $10.65
Norway $41.43
Poland $41.43
Portugal $41.43
Spain $41.43
Sweden $41.43
Switzerland $41.43
United Kingdom $41.43
Rest of Europe $41.43
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