Antique Mirrors - Item 9220
Renaissance Mirror in Walnut
|| Renaissance (Henri II) Mirror in Walnut
||Width 35, Height 60, Depth 3 (in inches)
large, rectangular mirror began life as the door to an armoire or cabinet, as
we have surmised from the keyhole on the left vertical member of the
frame. But separated from its former
function it has taken on an independent life as a magnificent hanging mirror. Based on the construction of solid,
old-growth walnut and the Renaissance stylistic elements, we would classify
this mirror as Henri II in style and spirit.
glass and silvering are in excellent condition. The mirror's edges are
beveled, signaling that it is,
at the earliest, of late 19th century construction.
Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999); Wilk,
Christopher, Western Furniture 1350 to the Present Day (Cross River Press, New
that one would place a large mirror, this one would command attention,
including in an entryway or foyer, above a chest, over a fireplace, or simply
all by itself.