Dating this Eastlake pier mirror?
My boyfriend and I have been looking for an Eastlake pier mirror for a long time, and finally found the perfect one yesterday at the antiques mall. I'd like to date it, but the designs on it have me confused. The antiques dealers knew less about it that I was able to tell just by looking at it, so they were no help.
It's approximately 8 feet tall and has a Carerra marble slab (don't know what to call it) at the bottom. The designs along the side are typical Eastlake, but there are also some Nouveau-ish poppy type flowers as well. The top is interesting, as it has a fan finial at the top with a dog or wolf's head on either side of it. Kind of hard to see in the photo - each head is facing outward, away from the fan. I am assuming they symbolize something, but I can't imagine what.
I was originally thinking it was 1875-1885, but now I'm thinking that might be too early. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks so much for taking a look!
Here is a link that might be useful: Pier mirror 1