PRESENTING A STUNNING mid to late 19th Century American Ebony Mirror with Beveled Glass.
From circa 1860 -1880.
This beautiful mirror is made of a deep/thick ebony veneer, over a solid oak base and is quite heavy as a result, weighing 20lbs.
Beautifully crafted with (what we think is) the original beveled mirror glass.
The front of the mirror frame is reeded and indented with multiple layers.
The rear of the mirror frame shows all the correct and authentic signs, of natural age, to include wooden pins/dowels used in it’s construction.
In very good original condition with only some minor professional repairs, to the corner joints and a small piece of the inside veneer, edging the glass, on the top section. These are not significant or noticeable and do not detract from the piece.
Ebony is a dense black hardwood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the genus Diospyros, which also contains the persimmons. Ebony is dense enough to sink in water. It is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood. The word ebony comes from the Ancient Egyptian hbny, through the Ancient Greekἔβενος (ébenos), into Latin and Middle English.
19C American Ebony Mirror with Beveled Glass
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection
Condition: Very good. One or 2 minor repairs to the corner joints and top inside edge, but not significant and do not detract from the piece.
Dimensions: 24 inches Wide, 27.5 inches Tall and 2.25 inches Deep