Is the color close to black?
The color on this particular mirror looks to be pretty close to black in the picture, is this the case in person?
No this mirror has the overall look closer to an oil rubbed bronze look. It's a deep bronze brown tone with flecks of black. Very much a rich tortoise shell finish and not black. Hope that helps. I have this mirror hanging above a buffet in my entry foyer and it is drop dead gorgeous!!