Circa 1950 French Verre Églomisé Reversed Painted Mirror With Black Leather Top and Ash-Trim Writing Desk. Art and history all delivered in one amazing piece. Verre Églomisé is a French term referring to the process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass to produce a mirror finish. This technique derives from late antiquity and was transmitted by the Early Christian tradition. Mesmerizing work of golden embossing design along the edges of the leather top.