Classical convex mirror OVERMANTELMalta - Collection Only
A sunburst framed convex mirror , bevelled panel OVERMANTEL classical gilt effect
A French or English sunburst framed convex mirror , and bevelled panel panelled OVERMANTEL ; classical designs with gilt effect. Worn or rubbed gilt coloured finish. The gold residue coloured finish was real water gilded gold leaf / or / gold effect paint. The sunburst is incised into wood , the whole item , esp./ notably the backing has no ply. Its solid pine. WORN rubbed gold finish , due to age. Considered even ,with a sufficient residue of gold colour to still give off a pleasing effect and patina. Side mirrors are bevelled , centre mirror is convex. Some defects to silvering on the mirrors. The classical figures are gesso applied mounts , with shrink cracks. Circa 1830 to 1860. Woodworm damage.
[The last image shows a similar item where panels may have been all converted to plain mirrors ]