PRESENTING A STUNNING mid to late 19th Century American Ebony Mirror with Beveled Glass.
From circa 1860 -1880.
This beautiful mirror is solid ebony and is quite heavy as a result. Beautifully crafted with original beveled mirror glass.
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 defects with age, but not significant.
Dimensions: 24″ Wide, 27.5″ Tall and 2.25″ Deep