Imposing French Zinc Architectural Mirror with Original Glass
An extraordinary piece, this bold architectural mirror is made of zinc and features its original glass which is in very good condition for its age. The zinc frame has had a repair to the upper right edge but there remain a couple of small residual holes, which are really invisible unless you're looking for them, particularly if you hang the mirror. It features a wood backing that makes hanging a breeze and weighs about 80 lbs., so not a problem to hang on a wall with expansion drywall "mollies". The glass is in very good condition, but has a few small spots where the mercury backing has been lost...this is expected in a mirror of this age. Truly a magnificent focal point in a large room or entranceway with high ceilings. And its gorgeous medium-dark gray patina works with everything.
France, CA 1870.
H: 70 in (177.8 cm) D: 11.5 in (29.21 cm) W: 56 in (142.24 cm)
Ref: DMI 1034