Early Antique Midcentury Hand Carved Spanish Giltwood & Gesso Convex “Sunburst” Mirror Of Rare Large Scale With Foxed Convex Mirror Plate Circa 1870


Exceptional larger scale early antique hand carved Spanish giltwood and gesso “Sunburst” convex mirror. Foxed convex mirror plate set within an untouched hand carved giltwood frame. Beautiful in every aspect, inject style into any setting with this rare survivor. Dating from circa 1870 in original sleepy condition. Full width/height 65cm x mirror plate 25cm x 25cm This beautiful example is an early original, the precursor to the many different designs that then followed at the turn of the century.

All of our 18th and 19th century mirrors are individual works of art, framing a unique time-image of history. The majority of our mirrors contain their original mercury or silver nitrate mirror glass. Mercury glass consists of an alloy of mercury and tin that creates the reflecting surface. Original mirror plates have history and detailing that cannot be replicated and each mirror is unique. Foxing of the glass where the mirror plate ages over time adds  timeless beauty to a mirror. The faded grandeur from years ago. Modern bland reproduction mirrors cannot match the beauty or tell a story when looked at as an original antique mirror.

As a genuine antique/vintage piece there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores