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Vintage Italian Jansen Style Reverse Painted Florentine Scroll Mirror, Italy circa 1950 (34"w x 46"h)

The bold form of the scroll contained within the borders of this vintage mid century modern Italian mirror from Italy circa 1950 is actually painted on the reverse side of the mirror glass using a technique known as "verre églomise". This method was a favorite of the great Parisian decorating firm Jansen who used it on numerous furniture designs. The rectangular form of this mirror with its gilded frame on both the outside and inside encloses the Florentine scroll pattern while leaving the large central mirror glass free to reflect the room. The artist who painted the scrollwork used wonderfully earthy colors of red and yellow notable in Italian design to create a rich and luxurious effect. Please notice the four corners of the mirror feature separate sections of mirror raised above the surface and these slender pieces anchor the four separate rectangular sections of the verre églomise within the frame. The four smaller pieces of mirror actually cover the line where the sections join each other and increase the delightful visual effect of the overall mirror. The mirror glass is original and has customary speckling as seen in the accompanying photographs.

# PAS11

DIMENSIONS

34.00" w x 1.75" d x 46.00" h

86.36cm w x 4.45cm d x 116.84cm h

$4,266.00

The bold form of the scroll contained within the borders of this vintage Italian mirror circa 1950 is actually painted on the reverse side of the mirror glass using a technique known as "verre églomise". This method was a favorite of the great decorating firm Jansen who used it on numerous furniture designs. The rectangular form of this mirror with its gilded frame on both the outside and inside encloses the Florentine scroll pattern while leaving the large central mirror glass free to reflect the room. The artist who painted the scrollwork used wonderfully earthy colors of red and yellow notable in Italian design to create a rich and luxurious effect. Please notice the four corners of the mirror feature separate sections of mirror raised above the surface and these slender pieces anchor the four separate rectangular sections of the verre églomise within the frame. The four smaller pieces of mirror actually cover the line where the sections join each other and increase the delightful visual effect of the overall mirror. The mirror glass is original and has customary speckling as seen in the accompanying photographs.