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19th century mahogany framed 'sorcerer's' mirror

19th century mahogany framed 'sorcerer's' mirror

Code: 2115

Dimensions:

Di: 15.5" (39.4 cm)

£795.00

Mahogany framed ‘sorcerer’s’mirror, the circular turned moulded frame to bevel edged mirror plate with nine reverse circular convex optics.

English, circa 1850 - 1880

Sorcerer mirrors were an early 16th century design, used to throw light around via the convex optics, thereby giving them "magical powers" - hence the name alluding to a magician or alchemist.