This is an original antique (early 20th century) oval wall mirror in a leafy ormolu frame made from a malleable cast metal that seems to be lead. The frame was originally gilt, but has a very old layer of gold paint over the gilding. Some of the gilding can be seen where the paint is chipped. The mirror is quite heavy and solid, but the leaves on the frame bend easily and some have been repaired, as shown in the 9th and 10th photos. The repairs are solid and have been concealed with matching paint. The paint overall has acquired some chips, a little flakiness, and a naturally darkened, aged patina. There is some dusty, dirty residue on some of the leaves that could be removed with a good cleaning. The glass is securely attached inside the frame and appears to be original with a few signs of aging (a couple black streaks in the silver and a few small cloudy spots). The mirror silver really looks excellent considering age, and reflections are crystal clear throughout. Outer dimensions of the mirror are 20 1/2″ W x 26″ H. There is a hanging wire attached to the back for wall mounting. The item “Antique Vintage Gold (Gilt) Leafy Lead Ormolu Filigree Oval Wall Mirror” is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Mirrors”. The seller is “readfieldantiques” and is located in Hortonville, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: French
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Lead, Glass
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Mirrors
- Featured Refinements: Antique Wall Mirror