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.
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