As you might already know, photographing mirrors is not easy... or amusing. True to form, there was a bizarre element to photographing this group... namely that the glass ended up looking like green mud, how attractive... In actual fact, in reality, they all look like normal mirrors! But here the glass has this weird color (a reflection of the ceiling, since I put them on the floor to make the photos); and, speaking of reflections, just what are those strange patterns? Extraterrestial space ships? Ancient Mayan crop rows?

All these mirrors have bevels, usually an inch or slightly more... and just wait til you see the last of the group, an amazing standing mirror probably from a French fashion boutique!

 

(B) A lovely beveled vertical mirror, an ultra-rare configuration. It's 29 high, 17 wide. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(C) Thistles....? The width 27, the height 17. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(D) Perfect patina, strong design. 31 wide, 15 1/2 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(E) A most interesting configuration, with appealing hammerwork. 30 inches wide, 18 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(F) Ginko leaves! What a wonderful diamond shape, too! 30 wide, 15 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

Here's a close-up.

 

 

(G) Gee, looka them grapes, Guido. 30 inches wide overall, the mirror itself 23. 13 1/2 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(H) Shaped like an eye, with a gold paint wash over the iron. 33 wide overall, the mirror about 27. 14 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(K) Well, I don't think I'd exactly call this mirror "Art Deco." How about "transitional?" Or, "FABULOUS!" It's a rare enough form, this vertical oval, with a lovely bevel (a few minor scratches on the surface of the resilvered glass), and wonderfully hammered surfaces on the wrought iron. It's 21 wide and 25 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(L) Again, more "transitional" than either Nouveau or Deco, but... is someone judging? It measures 33 wide by 19, and the patina on the very substantial and well-constructed iron is original and in excellent condition. Note the 1-inch bevel. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(O) And from the roaring forties (huh?) comes a large and impressive, highly decorative wrought iron "wall tree." It measures 42 inches high, 39 1/2 wide and 9 deep at the top. What a fantastic "statement" at your front door! Too bad you'll have it all covered up with coats and grocery bags... oh well, such is the fate of fine art... (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(R) This gorgeous mirror has a beautifully hand-wrought stylized flower on the top. The bevel on the glass is about an inch, and the glass is in excellent condition. You can see one small spot on the left side and there are a few "ghosts" near the bottom in the center. It's got great presence at 33 1/2 inches wide, 21 1/2 tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

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