Wall Mirror Donation to Habitat for Humanity - Anyone know what it is?
I work at Habitat for Humanity and we were given a donation of an ornate mirror. It came from a man whose father was the American ambassador to the Philippines. The mirror came to the United States with his father from the Philippines but I don't know if he purchased it there. I hope to find out what period it's from and if it's worth repairing. There are some chips in the detail on the bottom and on the top. We get so many antiques donated to us that it's hard to know what's valuable and what isn't. I guess I'll need to take a class on antiques so I can figure some of this stuff out on my own. If anyone knows what style or period this piece is from I would greatly appreciate a response. We build houses for the poor and any money raised from the sale of these items builds another home! By the way, all the homeowners pay back their mortgage in full (interest free). We give a hand up, not a hand out!!