Vintage 1930’s Barbola Easel-Backed Mirror
1920’s 1930’s Barbola gesso mirror, free-standing dressing/vanity mirror with easel back.
A beautiful little vanity mirror, ideal for displaying on a dressing table. Heavy bevelled glass on a wooden easel back, standing on ball feet.
Barbola refers to the floral decoration framing the mirror. It is made from gesso – a type of plaster or paste which is modelled into the design and handpainted. Very popular in the 20’s and 30’s; it was often sold in kits for women to make at home.
Gesso is fragile and susceptible to damage so it is rare to find one of these without some cracks and chips. However, please study the photos to make sure you are happy with the condition.
Mirror is 20cm diameter, the Barbola flowers are 4cm high
UK Postage £4.50 signed for.
Adorn Vintage celebrates all aspects of the vintage lifestyle from fashion to home and garden. I love pattern, colour and texture with an emphasis on the decorative and unusual.
A lifetime of collecting led me to doing my first vintage fair in 2007 then in 2009 I joined the newly opened Space Vintage store in Harrogate where I sell an eclectic mix of clothing, accessories, textiles and homewares.
If you like to seek out something a little bit different for your home or wardrobe, I hope you’ll find it among my wonderful collection of vintage and antique finds.