Antique mirror frames are most likely to be made from durable woods such as oak, mahogany or walnut. They may also feature a wood veneer or be made from copper, brass or other metals.
The nails, hangers and screws used will also be indicative of the age of your antique mirror. Modern mirrors will feature more uniformed, machine made construction. It is important not to be put off if the antique mirror was produced in sections, as this was the only means of production at one point in time. If your home does not benefit from natural light you can also place mirrors directly across from the windows in the space to add light.
This will help illuminate dark areas, it can also expand space visually or even reflect a particular view. Mirrors are a versatile option when it comes to decorating a room. Dramatic, elegant, classical, antique mirrors can be treated as pieces of art and hung in the same manner. An extra large mirror can be placed on the wall, freestanding or above a mantelpiece to create a strong, distinctive look and style within your space. An antique mirror in an entranceway creates ambience in the household immediately and the space instantly becomes more creative. Candles placed in front create romance and warmth.
It is also possible that there may be imperfections of the glass of the mirror.
You can ask the dealer to point out what repairs or alterations have been made to your antique mirror before you purchase it, it may be you find a number of historic woodworm holes, due to the nature and age of the piece but usually these will have been treated. Ensure that the mirror is wrapped securely to avoid it getting damaged in transit. In order to ensure that the mirror is delivered as safely and securely use a blanket to wrap around the mirror, or you can always wrap bubble wrap in conjunction with cardboard panels to ensure it does not get damaged. It is also important to consider whether you sure insure the item before it is transported to avoid any costly damage to your antique mirror. It is best to avoid chemical products to clean your antique mirror as it may erode the condition; gentle products such as a solution of water and vinegar to polish the glass are best.
You can dust your mirror, especially those with detailed ornamentation with a soft bristled paintbrush or feather duster to avoid any breakage of delicate decorative elements. Antique mirrors come in a variety of styles including rococo, neoclassical, art nouveau and baroque. Antique mirrors may have been made from wood, metal, glass or ceramics. Whatever the style and feel of your home there is an antique mirror to suit every interior. A sense of balance is achieved thanks to the sinuous curves of the double-sided mirror and serpentine legs, and a frieze drawer and two pull-out surfaces make this piece as functional as it is beautiful. The piping is made from actual metal and the wood accent around the mirror matches great. Made a great addition to my newly remodeled bathroom. The pipes on mine don’t meet the wood like show. The issue with this mirror is that the dimensions are of the entire thing including the pipes, not just the mirror. It has a black pipe like frame that gives it an industrial touch. It is large and makes a statement when you hang it on your wall. It arrived on time, packaged very nicely.
I will say it is very heavy but with the proper mounting it’s perfect !!!
I like the look of the raw wood with the pipe. Very sturdy but the color of the metal piping is not black but grey. My bathroom is very small and this really looks amazing in there – sort of industrial meets farmhouse style. My walls are cream colored and my tile is dark slate gray – very pleased with my purchase and definitely recommend. It matches my reclaimed barn wood dressers as if it were made together.
Very heavy duty with 2 sturdy latches to grab your wall screws.
You will want some type of anchor for the weight. Looks like authentic reclaimed wood but you have to look and feel closely to tell if it is or not. It has just the perfect look for our rustic industrial themed house.
I would absolutely recommend this mirror. It should be a great addition to our cabin at the lake.
I bought two of them for over my master bathroom vanity.
I had two issues that stopped me from giving this 5 stars. First, the hardware from which to hang the mirrors was not positioned exact on each mirror, causing the mirrors to hang uneven side by side despite careful alignment of the nails in the wall. The problem was they put it on the glass before the frame was added and you can see tape in all four corners. A few tweaks in the production of this and it would be perfect.
I can’t wait to show it off in my new guest bathroom!
We moved the hardware to hang it the other direction.
I don’t have a spot for an additional mirror. Packaged well in shipping and arrived very timely. Plus their customer service on returns is simple.
I definitely recommend using appropriate mounting hardware. It looks very industrial and rustic, exactly what we needed for our family room!
I think it will match the new bathroom great.
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I bought it to put in the entryway of my new house. It looks very nice against my navy blue walls. The metal has a slightly tarnished/aged look. It’s good quality and matches the other decor in our modern farmhouse home.
We have a steampunk element to our decor, and this mirror fits in. If you look through the reviews there’s a lot of pictures that other reviewers left of how this mirror looks hanging up. Can you give me the dimensions including frame – width and height. The brackets cannot be placed elsewhere on the mirror. The brackets can be mounted as to hang vertically or horizontally. It’s made well and looks great in my rustic bathroom.
It was very well packaged and easy to hang.
I opened it last night and was very happy.
I can see why this mirror is a best seller.
I think this mirror will be the highlight of our little bathroom. Our vintage mirrors have been sourced by our salvage team, and combine well with other antique and chicken wire glass. A luxury 1920’s vanity or dressing table with mirror and chair is matched genuine rosewood, burl, mahogany and exotic macassar ebony with inlaid banding and delicate carving.
Vanity is 26″ tall, 14″ wide and has 12 1/2″ side depth. The swinging mirror is 9″ x 10″ and is mounted on a piece of wood that is secured with small nails. The storage drawer is 11″ x 10 1/2″ and is 2″ deep inside. There are some scratches on the wood sides and one of the drawer pulls is broken off. There is a chip in the back outside portion of the drawer that has no impact on the drawer. Please look at all pictures and if you have questions or need additional information or pictures please contact me!
It can be displayed on the top of a dresser, highboy, desk, or vanity table. The plate glass mirror hangs on the wall. It has four drawers, and two top end drawers. It is all hand painted in beige with brown and cream decoration. Each of the four drawers has hand painted flowers. It features bronze ormolu trim with two drawer for storage in the front. Gracefully curved all around, gold plated brass pulls and mounts are original.
Lovely mirror-top vanity with matching chair. Handpainted in classical motif with cherubs, etc. Vanity topped with bevelled-edge mirror; chair having embroidered silk seat. Wear and tear from use and age, very normal. Dark wood tone finish is original and shows beautiful age. The mirror is original, and does show three spots in particular to the main panel that have loss of silver. A ready market existed for most of the high grade lumber turned out by the mill. Here, they manufactured primarily veneered bedroom suites and sewing machine cabinets. By purchasing you agree to all conditions listed below. Even has blue glass on each side for added beauty.