Harrietta Meunier Mirrors April 01, 2018 20:05:40
Mirrored Candle Arrangements - Candles and mirrors just naturally go well together. To create extra sparkle on your mantelpiece lay an unframed mirror or a piece of mirrored tile directly on the mantel surface. Then hang or prop a small mirror behind it. Set one or more candles on the mirror creating an interesting arrangement. Using candles of different heights will add to the visual appeal. Then when the candles are lit the mirrors under and behind the candles will create extra shine and sparkle.
Mirrored Wall Art - Hanging a large piece of mirrored wall art behind the mantelpiece is another easy way to add sparkle and visual interest. There are many different styles of wall art many of which incorporate mirrors or mirrored pieces. For a traditional look choose a piece that combines wood and mirrors. Or for a sleek contemporary accent piece select wall art that combines mirrors and metal. Mirrored wall art has the advantage of adding an element of design to the wall which can help turn a simple fireplace and mantel into an eye-catching focal point.
The Ladies Storage Mirror is so called because it is fitted with two drawers across the base. The mirror is self-standing and can be use on any flat surface such as a dresser or sideboard. It is 37 inches wide x 31 high with a depth of 9 inches to accommodate the drawers.
At one time mirrors were made using a backing of mercury but these are no longer manufactured. They can also be made using silver precipitated from a silver nitrate solution. However today most mirrors are made by evaporating aluminum onto glass although other coats are applied to improve adhesion and durability. For example a black backing can be applied to improve opacity and reflectivity.
Homelegance Glass Mirrors - Homelegance is one of the better American furniture manufacturers and the company markets a number of mirrors suitable for dressers or any other item of furniture. The Canton mirror is particularly impressive at 42 inches square. In a classic simple Chinese style with an espresso finish this is beautifully simple mirror that works with most decorative styles.
The Origin of the Sunburst Mirror- The sunburst mirror has a fascinating history that dates right back to the 17th Century. During the 17th Century the Catholic Church began to use monstrances above the alter these elaborate designs were made up of decorative stands surrounded by glided rays of sunshine demonstrating what we know today as the sunburst style. These monstrances were often found in churches in Italy featured above the altar. The very first mirrors were very small and convex and it wasn’t until the late 17th Century that mirror production became more established and mirrors eventually increased in size.