We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
French Cheval Gilt Beveled Triple Dressing Mirror
This French triple fold iron dressing mirror is finished in worn gilt paint and beveled mirror plates, rising on the griffin stand with paw feet on casters. I always thought that this was the most beautiful and desirable mirrors. The aged patina is just the way I like to find them. These early commercial Cheval mirrors are very hard to come by. I like them best when they have the ornate iron swivel outriggers. They look great and function even better. The side panels can swing, turn to any angle and even fold up when not in use. This is one of the more elaborate iron examples… H 78.25 in. x W 74.75 in. x D 28 in…. $6200