When we bought this late 1800's mirror it had been overpainted several times.
Our mirror restorer carefully stripped off all the numerous layers to reveal this beautiful silver gilt. Originally considered of inferior value to the usual gold gilding, it would have been made to appear gold by an amber varnish being applied. We now though rather cherish these silver gilt mirrors as they are more difficult to find, and also fit well into contemporary settings.
(W101cm x H156cm)