Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Michel Salerno, "Petit Poulpe," Handmade Bronze Mirror, France, 2020



Michel Salerno, a master metal-smith born in Nice, has been a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts for twenty-five years. Using centuries-old techniques, and evoking motifs older still, Salerno produces work that, nonetheless, is strikingly contemporary. This innovative character is managed by reflection. While the pieces are framed in classically lush, bronze details, often depicting natural subjects, the 'mirrors' themselves are dark, opaque, or dappled, and produce at best an irresolute image. In effect, the pieces draw a stark contrast between the timeless quality of art and and the mortal quality of those bustling around it.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.75 in. (34.93 cm)Width: 12.75 in. (32.39 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: MS 551stDibs: LU781323461762

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in New York, NY
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1974
1stDibs seller since 2003
121 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 9 hours
The Art and Antique Dealers League of America20th Century SpecialistsAntiques Associations Members
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Petit French Cast Bronze Oyster Convex Mirror
By Claudio Gonzalez
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Petit French cast bronze oyster convex mirror.

21st Century and Contemporary French Wall Mirrors

French Art Deco Mirror
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
French Art Deco Mirror - large wall mirror with carved walnut trim and glass. France circa 1930.

Vintage 1930s Wall Mirrors

French Art Deco Mirror
US$1,300 Sale Price
23% Off
Octagonal Giltwood French Mirror by Pascal & Annie
By Pascal & Annie
Located in Paris, FR
Octagonal giltwood wall mirror by Pascal & Annie. “Braque” inspiration French frame. Gilding to the leaf. Modern glass mirror. Unique piece. Frame width 19 cm.

Early 2000s French Wall Mirrors


Gesso, Wood, Giltwood

19th Century French Wooden Chanot Wall Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique French rustic Orangerie framed wall mirror with an arched sunburst top in wood, original mirror glass in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use, Circa 1880, Mars...

Antique Late 19th Century French Wall Mirrors


Mirror, Wood

18th Century French Gilded Rococo Wall Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique French Rocaille décor gilded wood mirror with facet, in good condition. The mirrored glass is original. The mirror represents the Rococo time period. Wear consistent with ...

Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Wall Mirrors


Mirror, Wood, Wood

19th French Baroque Handmade Bronze Mirror with Reliefs
Located in Miami, FL
19th French handmade bronze mirror with reliefs.

Antique Late 18th Century French Baroque Wall Mirrors



Mithé Espelt French Gold Ceramic and Fused White Glass Rectangular Mirror
By Mithé Espelt
Located in Chicago, IL
A mirror created by Mithé Espelt, circa 1960, in France. The mirror is composed of tiled fused glass within a gold crackle glazed ceramic frame. Very fine original condition.  A sim...

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors


Ceramic, Mirror

Rare and Spectacular Mirror in Louis XVI Style, France, circa 1880
Located in Paris, FR
Unusual and large woodwork mirror, made entirely of patinated brass, with ornaments in gilded brass and gilded bronze. The oval mirror inside is an original mercury mirror, with some...

Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Decorative Art


Brass, Bronze

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery