Cassia Quatrefoil Mirror | Romantic, Hand-Beveled Antique and Clear Glass
Romantic, Mixed Materials Quatrefoil Mirror
The Cassia large quatrefoil mirror is a classic design motif in European and Arabic cultures. The quatrefoil name comes from a four (quatre) leaf (foil) shape that originally represented flowers or leaves.
Drawn From Nature
The elongated quatrefoil shape is created by very sophisticated mixed materials of gauzy, hand-beveled antique mirror atop a clear mirror base. The design is traced by a slender gold leaf surround and frame
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