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    19th century mahogany framed 'sorcerer's' mirror

    19th century mahogany framed 'sorcerer's' mirror

    $1,100 (approx conversion from £795)

    Item details

    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.

    Dimensions
    Di: 15.5" (39.4 cm)
    Code
    2115
    Period
    19th Century

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