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Aluminum cast convex mirror
Ref : 84625
1 200 €
Period :
20th century
Dimensions :
Ø 15.75 inch
Galerie Lamy Chabolle

Decorative art from 18th to 20th century

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Aluminum cast convex mirror

Gilt wood convex mirror with pagoda motif.
In french, this type of mirror is named « witch mirror ». It was invented during the 15th century for the merchants and notably the bankers for keeping a close eye on their clients in their shop without moving. When its use spread to the rich homes, it was nicknamed « witch’s eye » by the domestics who felt constantly spied on. That is why it is called « witch mirror » today.

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