Monday, July 19, 2010
Empire Revival Mirror, July 19th at the shop
This beautiful mirror was being transported by it's owner, when it took a dive off the back of the truck! It is from the 1900's and is in the 'Empire Revival' style. We are going to be replacing it's broken leg, replacing the lost mirror, repairing all kinds of breaks throughout and restoring the finish so that it no longer shows signs of it's unfortunate 'car accident'. As I was taking the mirror's photo today I noticed that it has a funny little shelf at the bottom which can be put up like a drop leaf table, or left down so that it looks like decorative trim. Now why do you suppose a mirror would need a little shelf near the floor?