18th century Dutch courting mirror. The mirrors were often given as gifts by suitors, in the early 18th century. The mirror itself is inset to a board panel, and held in place with wood and reverse painting on glass moulding–the painting, which has well maintained it vibrant colors, depicts a floral motif. A leather strip presumably supports a crack in the mirror. The mirror shows its age, with minor loss of paint and cracking to areas of the reverse painting on glass. It measures 17 5/8 inches high by 12 5/8 inches at its widest.