Large WMF Art Nouveau Table Mirror (c1918)

Large WMF Art Nouveau Table Mirror (c1918)

Code: 10199

Dimensions:

W: 28.2cm (11.1")H: 49cm (19.3")

£350.00 Approx $457.52, €387.17

Description

A large and elegant WMF Table Mirror with stylistic elements that reveal a transition from the organic flowing forms of Art Nouveau to the more angular, stylistic elements of Art Deco, dating the piece to around 1918. Featuring a gothic arched top with opposing plaques of carved rose and petal decoration above a repousse work swag of similar, albeit more stylized rose & petal patterns. The mirror has its original bevelled mirror, sits on simple square feet and has a wooden backing board with integrated easel. Impressed marks on bottom edge to include WMF ostrich mark.

Condition Report

Very good – a few of the leaves are missing from the side and base of the left plaque but this does not detract from the mirror’s elegant appearance and overall symmetry. Nevertheless the plaque could, if desired, be restored by a competent silversmith relatively easily. Please note that the thumbscrew on the back easel must be turned in as far as it will go to hold the support in position as the angle of lean is not great.