1500 Market Center Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 , United States Call Seller 972.685.0808


Art Deco Era Nena Claiborne Hand Painted Mirror

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  • Description
    Presenting a unique Art Deco Era hand painted mirror by Dallas Interior Design Legend……..Nena Claiborne……, circa 1930.

    This Mirror is in superb original condition.

    It was custom designed and hand-gilded and hand painted by Nena Claiborne for the Obenchain Family when they built their Mansion on Armstrong Parkway in Highland Park, TX in 1929.

    Ms. Claiborne was the interior designer for that home and she was also attached to Neiman Marcus.

    She also did an original signed floral painting (still the family ownership) and she hand painted a number of wooden ceiling panels (also in our Collection) and a number of hand painted floral closet doors (also in our Collection).

    The mirror is made of solid wood, which has been hand-gilded and has hand painted flowers and poppies on top of the gilt work. The edges of the mirror have a hand painted wave effect.

    The piece has its original mirror glass and it is very heavy.

    This is a stunning, unique and extremely rare
    piece by Nena Claiborne with exceptional Provenance!!

    Nena Claiborne:

    Nena Claiborne is regarded as a Dallas Legend in Interior Design.

    She was one of the first Interior Designers in Dallas and she soon came to the attention of Neiman Marcus and became attached to them.

    She specialized in the interior design of some of the earlier and finest homes in Highland Park, Dallas in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

    Many of the most prominent Dallas Interior Designers of today still name Nena Claiborne as one of their main influencer’s in the business.

    Unique and one of a kind!
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: United States, Texas
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Wood, Mirror, Hand-painted and Gilted
    Condition: Good. Very good original condition. The mirror has crazing from age (to be expected) and one or two very minor blemishes.
    Creation Date: 1929-30
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 420773
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.6 in; H. 47.75 in; D. 1.75 in;
    W. 90.42 cm; H. 121.29 cm; D. 4.45 cm;
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