Mirrors

Boudoir objects shrouded in intimacy, Mithé Espelt’s small mirrors(averaging 23 cm high)are fragile and luxurious works of art. From her workshop in the south of France, she often adorned them in pure gold and exceptional enamels. These modern-day illuminations are akin to icons which invite us to question the idea of “feminine seduction” and to reflect on the importance of artifice in the appearance of beauty.

Mithé combined quirks with baking, her knowledge of gold finishes and countless different colour combinations. With this arsenal, she achieved a real tour de force in that she succeeded in making “unique” pieces. Therefore, even among the most popular models produced in small series, it is impossible to find two that are absolutely identical! For further reading, the full story is related in « Mithé Espelt, the discreet luxury of the everyday », the Antoine Candau mandatory guide.

Given their age, the mirrors may show normal signs of wear, but the description always indicates any accidents or restoration. The mirror glass and/or the felt (of various colours by the way) that covers its back may have been replaced if it had suffered too much damage.

All of the mirrors presented here comes with a certificate of authenticity drawn up by Antoine Candau, author of the monograph, with authorisation from Mithé Espelt herself, and in collaboration with Marion de Crécy, the artist’s daughter who worked in the studio for twenty years.

We deliver free of charges to any destination in secure packages with a tracking number and signature required upon delivery. However, any customs fees and duties remain at our customer’s charge. In case of any damage on arrival, please let us know within three days. We will replace or refund. In other cases returns cannot be accepted.