Bird in the Dogwood Branches (Vanity Tray or Wall Mirror)
The stylish midcentury lady adored opulent vanity pieces and often had a full matching suite. Made by companies like Matson and Stylebuilt in the 1950's and 60's, sets included trays, jewel boxes, perfume bottles and night lamps. Each piece was finished with fine gold leaf to give it a luxurious, regal glow. All had ornate filigree, often a botanical motif, with accents of birds, cherubs, flowers like roses or poppies, and the occasional edgy lion paw. This bird and dogwood combo is one of our favorite Matson creations. (Matching night lamp and towel tray are also available ~ please email us to inquire.)
With a small hanging hook at one end the tray doubles as a glamorous wall mirror. Equally stunning on a wall or tabletop, you'll surely adore this piece as much as the original owner did.
Midcentury gilt metal with mirror and felt-lined base. Marked Matson, Made in USA. Measures 17.5" bird to bird, 9.25" edge to edge. Base measures 15 x 8.75 inches. Very good condition with some wear as expected with age. The mirror surface has survived with only the tiniest scratches.
Which birds visit dogwood trees, and why? Robins, mockingbirds, and sparrows often choose their straight branches for nesting, and others stop by for a hideout in the lush leaves. More than 30 avian species dine on high-energy dogwood berries, including cardinals, titmice, bluebirds, juncos and the stunning Cedar Waxwing.
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