Antique German Black Forest Courting Folk Mirror Dancer Figurines 21x18
> Rare estate find, antique German Black Forest courting mirror featuring scrolled openwork decorated with two figurines on pedestals at the sides
> The figurines are exquisite: Dark haired and attired in matching traditional folkwear, featuring red scalloped tunic tops with yellow and blue pleated skirts, standing demurely in black flat shoes with hands folded and legs crossed
> Frame has ornate handpainted floral carving, featuring roses and daises, with lovely open scrollwork detail
> Wood is primarily natural in color with vestiges of a gold gilt finish, and the handpainted portions are done in blue, yellow, red, black and green
> Overall dimensions are 21x18x2 inches thick, and the mirror itself measures 10 x 12 inches
> Weighs about 5 pounds
> Has a hanging wire at back for mounting
> Piece is unmarked
CONDITION: Piece is old, and in very good condition for its age. Frame wood is old and looks old, with has some minor chips, but is still sturdy and intact, with no broken or missing elements. The gilt finish on the wood frame is almost all gone, but the handpainted floral and figurine sections still show the original colorwork. Mirror is securely attached to back and still intact. Mirror silvering is in very good condition, with minor crackling and darkening.
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