Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
Zoom Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror
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Large Ripple Cut Ebonized Mirror

Late 17th C.

Coming from highly decorative techniques discovered and used in Antwerp in the mid-17th century for portrait frames, ebony ripple moldings were created to give a flicker of light, between the edge of a painting and its surround. They were first developed in the late 16th century, probably in south German cabinetmaking workshops. They were produced on a special milling machine by running straight-profiled strips of wood through shaped metal cutters mounted over a long, waved-shaped master template. Repeated movements of this jig cut successively deeper into the wood until a continuous undulating surface was achieved.

Height: 57"

Width: 46.5"

Depth: 2"

Ref. R8725
$9,400.00