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Collections > Furniture > Toilet Mirror
An easel-supported toilet mirror with a Boulle marquetry frame of red-backed turtleshell, brass and pewter.
'Tarsia a incastro' was a marquetry technique developed around 1620 by Italian marqueters working in Italy. The technique is often referred to as 'Boulle' marquetry because of its association with the famous French cabinet-maker André-Charles Boulle (1642-1734).
Size: Height: 35 cm; Width: 28 cm.
Founders' bequest, X.220
Artist / Maker: Monbro
Object Type: mirror
Period: Napoleon III
Actual Date: c. 1855
Century: 19th century
Materials: Brass, Pewter, Turtle-shell
Museum Accession Number: X.220