Arts & Crafts 'Moorish' Mashrabiya panel & geometric inlay frame c1910

Arts & Crafts 'Moorish' Mashrabiya panel & geometric inlay frame c1910

Code: 10217


W: 38cm (15")H: 45cm (17.7")D: 1.5cm (0.6")


For sale is a beautifully decorative and warm coloured Moresque designed wall mirror from the early 20th century.

During the Arts and Crafts movement and the Aesthetic Movement, decorative items with 'exotic' or oriental design became prominent and popular from Anglo-Indian, Anglo-Japanese, Moorish, Chinese and East African enhanced in popularity by Brighton Pavillion and Liberty retailing items from the early 1880s to Victorian consumers through to the 1920s.

- The mirror described as a Moorish or 'Moresque' style in a rich warm coloured wood.
- The mirror is set within four rectangular panel sections of mashrabiya turned latticework.
- A mashrabiya is an element of architecture found in Arabic residences and is a type of carved / turned wood latticework. The mashrabiya is an element of traditional Arabic architecture used since the Middle ages up to the mid-20th century.
- The rectangular bevelled plate mirror is surrounded by a graded attractive rebate. It is probable that the mashrabiya frame was retailed via Liberty & Co as part of their exotic ranges that developed from the late 1880's and sold for many years into the 20th Century. The mirror frame has four corner areas of geometric decoration and inlay.
- There is a brass hanging bracket to the reverse and evidence of original hanging loop locations for positioning the mirror in portrait or landscape.

An attractive mirror in a warm colour with an elegant design, ready to be hung as a usable decorative period item.

Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.
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