The Peacock Mirror
We don’t know who made this extraordinary French art deco hand wrought iron mirror ….but he was a master Ferronier (from fer forgé, the French word for wrought iron). The frame has a bronze patina and a display of the finest iron working techniques. The back frame has three segments on each side. The upper segments have three decreasing lobes stamped with geometric flowers. The next segment is decorated with hammered ovals and curls back on itself an supports a ball with a hanging tassel….so well done that it looks like real cord. The third section repeats the hammered ovals and encloses geometric gears and flowers. The peacock, with a headdress of geometric flowers, extends forward from his fan of feathers and sits above a spoked cartouche. The original beveled mirror glass is dated on the back “4-08-1919”. While fitted with a new beveled glass, the original glass is included in the sale. The mirror is overall 30” wide and 19 ½” high. The peacock extends 3” from the wall.