704 Hanley Industrial Ct. St. Louis, MO 63144 , United States Call Seller 314.644.7066


Biedermeier Ash Mirror, c. 1820

$ 2,500
  • Description
    Biedermeier ash mirror, the crest decorated with an ebonized molding; the inset frieze panel with book-matched veneers and semi-circular ink decoration. The lower portion with a similarly bookmatched panel and geometric ink decoration over an ebonized base molding. The mirror glass is a modern replacement.

    The ink decoration on this charming mirror is a rare survivor. While ink was commonly used during the Biedermeier period throughout Germany and Austria, it lacks the durability of inlay. Whereas inlay is set into the wood, ink decoration is drawn onto the wood surface where it remains vulnerable to polishing and refinishing.

    Ash, not particularly common on Biedermeier furniture, was used primarily in Central and Eastern Germany, although it was also used in Vienna and Berlin.
  • More Information
    Origin: Germany
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Wood, ink, paint
    Condition: Good. Beautiful color and patina. Mirror glass is a modern replacement.
    Creation Date: 1820
    Styles / Movements: Biedermeier, Traditional
    Book References: For a discussion of regional characteristics of Biedermeier furniture, see Rudolf Pressler and Robin Straub, "Biedermeier Furniture" (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 1996) 24- 31.
    Dealer Reference #: 2073753
    Incollect Reference #: 389229
  • Dimensions
    W. 15.75 in; H. 31.25 in;
    W. 40.01 cm; H. 79.38 cm;
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