This first mirror is English. I believe it's from the 30's or 40's. The metal "ribbon" at the top has a definite Art Deco feel to it. The whole thing is quite heavy. We believe the wood is mahogany or possibly oak, but definitely a quality piece of wood as is the beveled mirror. I got this at an antique store in a little town called La Conner, Washington where they actually have a quilt museum!
The second mirror is my favorite! It, too, is from the Art Deco era. The wood is quarter-sawn oak and like the first mirror, very heavy. I believe this came from an antique store in Snohomish, Washington on a trip there with our friend, Robert. I know for sure we fought over this piece. I think the only reason I won was because he would have had to find a way to take it on the plane home with him - and he already had enough purchases that day to worry about!
Below is a close-up detail of the side decoration - what appears to be a torch. The metal is very sturdy - possibly chrome.
It's been a busy week for me - we are bargaining 7 contracts at work right now and I'm also picking up most of the chores around the house while Mr. Squash's back heals. So if you haven't "seen" me around much in blogland, don't fret - I'll be catching up later in the week.