As you might imagine, photographing mirrors is no picnic. 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?

Most of these mirrors are beveled, usually an inch or slightly more -- hand-wrought as was the iron. Consider the immense number of hours to create each and every one of these beauties!!

 

 

(B) A lovely beveled vertical mirror, in an ultra-rare diamond shaped 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, perfect silvering. 31 wide, 15 1/2 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

(F) Ginko leaves, one of Edgar Brandt's favorites! 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 wide, 13 1/2 high. Below is another view. (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)

 

 

(S) This handsome mirror measures 25 side-to-side and 14 3/4 high, but with its original chain in place (hidden behind it in this picture), from the top of the chain to the bottom of the frame, think 20 1/2 (if the chain doesn't suit your situation, just hang it with the picture frame wire that I'll provide). (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(T) The gold color suits this sunburst shape well, but it's the work of a "Sunday decorator." However, it can be (relatively) easily removed, if you prefer the original wrought iron look. It's a large affair, measuring 36 1/2 inches side-to-side and 28 top-to-bottom with the chain in place (hidden behind the mirror in this photo). Without the chain, you can hang it by the picture frame wire that I'll provide, and then the height will be just 16. In any case, it's got lots of presence, and can easily serve as the focal point for your room. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(U) Here's a super-rare bird, a very large (not to mention "stunning") wrought iron "wall tree" as I unceremoniously call them. Pardon my use of the most bandied-about superlative on the Internet... Anyway, this KILLER wall tree measures no less than 45 1/2 inches wide (!!!) and 29 1/2 high. I've had a 1/4 inch, beveled mirror fabricated for it (not shown) so it will gleam like a diamond on your wall. I can't tell you how rare wall trees this large (and "stunning!") are!! So I won't. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

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