Antique 19th Century Plaster and Shell Mirror. Towards the latter part of the 1800s, the Great Lodge Phenomenon was taking shape. Pre-income tax millionaires built lavish "lodges" in quaint mountain areas to entertain their guests. Many times regional craft items were used in their decor. This could be one of those pieces. Much like "tramp art, " locals would make lovely decorator creations. They used supplies which were plentiful to the regions, such a drftwood and shells. Our mirror has lost shells over time, but the glass, though occluded, still has a nice reflection. This would be perfect for a powder room or alcove needing the right touch.
Approximate Dimensions: 27"H X 17 1/2"W X 5"D