This outstanding very large cast iron mirror frame has been transformed into a splendid focal point with the addition of new, hand-glazed mirrored glass. An original recovery from Brighton aquarium and dolphinarium. 1 of only 4 original frames of their style, the window has 4 panels. Dating to the late 19th century, and made by the famous English window company, Crittall, it sports its original painted surface with modicum of surface rust and so, works beautifully in an antique, industrial, or contemporary setting. It can also be used outside as a focal point at the end of an allée to reflect your garden
The mirror has a unique stunning design and would make a wonderful statement piece. The mirror can be hung from the wall or free standing. The item is reclaimed and therefore has some character wear, adding to its industrial look. Please see pictures for details. The window is a very attractive item and Crittall is currently very popular.
Brighton aquarium and dolphinarium was the brainchild of Eugenius Birch, the famous pier engineer and designer of Brighton’s West Pier, who conceived the idea following a visit to Boulogne Aquarium. Erected on the approach roadway to the Chain Pier, the Aquarium necessitated the construction of a new sea-wall and promenade, the Madeira Road, which was commenced in 1869. The whole project was completed in 1872 at a cost of £130,000, and the Aquarium was inaugurated by Prince Arthur at Easter although there were no exhibits at the time. It was formally opened to the public on 10 August 1872 by the mayor, Cordy Burrows.
Width: 143.0 cm
Height: 68.0 cm
Depth: 5.0 cm
Vintage Cast Iron Crittall Window Frame With Mirror Glass CIRCA 1870
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