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Napoleon Repousse 1870s Metal on Wood Antique Mirror Women with Pitcher Beveled

antique mirror

Napoleon Repousse 1870s Metal on Wood Antique Mirror Women with Pitcher Beveled

SALE 30% OFF

Fabulous Find!

Napoleon Repousse Mirror

Very Unusual, RARE!

  • ca 1870
  • Metal over wood, some say brass over oak, not certain of metal or wood
  • Beveled mirror, no cracks or chips observed
  • The wooden frame is in great condition
  • The attached crown wiggles just a tiny bit, but not much.  This part of the mirror also has a mirror in itself, which peeks through the ornamentation.
  • The decorated squares and side pieces are all in great shape.
  • Please see all pictures for more details.

LISTING IS FOR LOCAL PICK UP ONLY….IF YOU ARE IN ALABAMA, GEORGIA, TENNESSEE, OR MISSISSIPPI, WE COULD MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO MEET.

Repoussé[1] (French)  is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal  is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in relief.

There are few techniques that offer such diversity of expression while still being relatively economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing.

While repoussé is used to work on the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on the front, chasing is used to refine the design on the front of the work by sinking the metal. The term chasing is derived from the noun “chase”, which refers to a groove, furrow, channel or indentation. The adjectival form is “chased work”.

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