Although I can find no holes caused through wear to the silver, there is a small area of dinting to the top cartouche on the left-hand side and, just above this, a pinprick hole. Under high magnification, it appears there may have been a slightly larger hole which was filled but the area in question is only 5mm long. Other than this, the only things I can find are one or two tiny dints to the ends of some of the fluted decoration which are barely noticeable. The wooden back is sound.
However, the hide covering has deteriorated in great part through age. In the photos, you can see the joins of the wood but these are not cracks. Unfortunately, the mirror does have some imperfections.
Down the right hand side is a very feint shadow which appears like a watermark but isnt highly noticeable. However, to the middle its possible to see a 5mm x 3mm black spot, 2 smaller spots next to i, a smaller spot 5cm above it and two feint spots 2cm to the left of it.
Above this, there are two small black spots and 5 pale grey ones, and a further black spot to the bevelling on the right-hand side. Although none are large, they are noticeable. Replacing the mirror would be possible but I believe the only way is by removing the silver at the front which is held in place with nails. However, it may also be glued which would make this process very difficult. As the hide as worn quite considerably, it may also be possible to remove the back along the seams but this will not be an easy process.Ive tried to show all these aspects it the photos and they are reflected in the asking price for this very unusual, early example. Length - 29.2 cm (11.5) Width - 20.8 (8.2) Mirror - 23 cm (9.1) by 14.5 cm (5.75) Weight - 877 grams. Please see the photos below and feel free to get in touch with any questions. Prices are calculated to include the weight of packaging as well as the weight of the item.
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Should you wish to return an item, please contact me as soon as possible after receiving it. I source and re-home high quality antique and vintage silver at wholesale prices. On the odd occasion, I come across something that might have had a bit of a rough life but deserves a second chance rather than being consigned to the melting pot. In all cases, because buyers are purchasing from a distance, I always provide in-depth condition reports and multiple high-magnification images in my listings to give you as much information as possible.Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Victorian hallmarked Sterling Silver-fronted Table Mirror (11 ½ x 8) 1890" is in sale since Thursday, May 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Mirrors". The seller is "jochyra" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.