The mirror has an ancient history (the first findings of mirrors date back to 3,000 BC in Turkey), and refers to crucial and profound issues for the human being: the perception of self, self-esteem, the relationship between being and appearing.
However, regardless of how much each of us more or less serenely manages to “look in the mirror”, there are many possible uses of this element in furniture and interior decoration.
We want to give you some examples regarding antique mirrors.
First of all: what are they? The antiqued mirrors intend to reproduce, on the silver side, the dark spots and imperfections that we usually find in ancient mirrors, where the reflecting surface has become tarnished or oxidized.
The ancient is the mirror of memory, it is a suggestion, a form of imperfect expression and craftsmanship, and it is the beauty of imperfection, the artisan’s hand that guides stains, streaks and often the case that contributes to the result.
Thanks to the use of special techniques and the combination of silvering, acids and pigments, slabs with an exclusive decorative function can be obtained, having largely lost their mirroring properties.
In these images, you can see some samples of antique mirrors available at our glass factory: there is only the embarrassment of the choice!
Here we show a couple of concrete applications of antiqued mirrors in luxury hotels: in the first case, the mirrors have embellished the headboard of the bed in the rooms of the Hotel de Paris in Montecarlo; in the second case, they were used to give a touch of elegance to the rooms of the Hotel Eden in Rome.