Brot - Art Nouveau / Japonism foldable mirror with decor of cranes

Description
Brot - Art Nouveau / Japonism foldable mirror with decor of cranes
France - 1870-1880

An extremely rare tryptic mirror by the renowned Miroir Brot company, one of the oldest mirror makers in France. Miroir Brot invented, designed & patented this form of tryptic mechanism which at the time was very innovative. The mirror is contained within a decorative faux bamboo frame which is in beech.
On the front and the inside there are aesthetic japonism paper linings that are original, with minor marks.

On the closing clip where later ones have the Miroir Brot name this one has 'Brevete SGDG' which means 'Patent without Government guarantee' and then after that, it says 'Patented 1876'. On the middle mirror, the following is stated: PATENT NO 182635, 26 SEPT 1876.

Lot details
Object
Brot - Art Nouveau / Japonism foldable mirror with decor of cranes
Estimated Period
1870-1880
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
33.5×2.4×33.5 cm
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