Today I have been mostly dreaming about Antique Glass Mirrors – I came across an image within a bedroom that has me completely and utterly hooked!
One of the major problems with this type of product is the availability and cost, a genuine antique glass mirror and frame is likely to be a very costly addition to your walls. Mirrors are said to have been invented around the first century AD, although as much as I’m sure they have extremely interesting historical importance, I’m not convinced you would want to adorn your walls with such an artefact, unless of course you call home the British Museum. I think my Mirror search would have to begin during the Renaissance period purely from an aesthetic value, although I expect (as they were then), this would still be an extremely expensive item to own in the present day.
My search has lead me to many truly stunningly beautiful Antique mirrors, I’d love to know what you think.
For me personally this type of effect adds an air of sophistication and elegance to any interior, it’s a detailing that is pure art, it creates interest in any room and would be a beautiful addition to any home, in either a traditional or contemporary setting. I can think of many applications, my only problem is going to be deciding which room doesn’t get Antique Glass Mirrors – at present the list is long….. from kitchen splash backs, to antique mirror headboards and dressing room island tops!
Thankfully for my sanity (and wallet), I have been able to find a perfect solution to my sourcing conflicts. There are many companies available now that specialise in creating Antique effect, and here are a few of them below. I simply have to have this product in my home and will be recommending this item to anyone who visits the Interiors shop, looking for mirrors or not!
Dominic Schuster – An artist in his own right, has mastered recreating the ageing process.
Mirror Works – Family run by Rob & Jo Young on the bank of the Severn in Shrewsbury
Rough Old Glass – Some fabulous high end commercial installations – Inspiring!!
And for those of you that despite my best efforts, would not consider reproduction ageing techniques …..
Some stunningly beautiful antique mirrors.
I hope you have seen the same amount of beauty in the above as I have. I hope your week has started fabulously whatever you’re doing.