How we can help you with your Antique Mirror project?

  • We hand silver every panel of antiqued mirror glass, gild every piece of verre elgomise and decorate every frame moulding by hand, to your specifications, at our North Devon Workshop.
  • UK Mainland delivery is included within our pricing and we can arrange Worldwide delivery for an additional fee. 
  • We'll help you complete any project involving mirror glass - be it original, hand silvered antiqued or new, clean silver mirror.
  • We work with Private individuals and Trade clients in the design, construction and hospitality industries. 

Some of our previous projects are pictured below. 


Traditional Hand Silvering

Traditional Hand Silvering

Every piece of Rough Old Glass antiqued mirror is hand silvered in our North Devon Workshops.

The process begins with clear or tinted glass onto which we pour or spray a traditional silver nitrate mix to the reverse of each panel and apply a resist by hand to create the various levels of distressing available.


July 18, 2018 by Admin
Toughened Antique Mirror Splashback | Rough Old Glass

Toughened Mirror Glass

Many designers, architects and contractors are surprised that we are able to offer toughened mirror glass.

At Rough Old Glass our process starts with clear or body tinted transparent glass. Cut to size, edges polished or bevelled and toughened, we then hand silver the toughened panels to create toughened antiqued mirrors.

Where mirror panels or tiles are being used behind a heat source such as an AGA or where there are socket cutouts required it's imperitive that toughened glass is used to prevent cracks occurring during or after installation. 

In commercial environments too - toughened mirror glass is often the only acceptable material.

The benefits of toughened mirror:

  • High Impact Resistance (At least four times stronger than annealed glass)
  • Heat Resistant up to 400 degrees Celsius
  • Complies with British Standards BS EN 12150
Nearly all of our finishes can be provided on toughened glass. Order a finish sample here. Simply notify us that you require toughened mirror when you request an estimate.


February 15, 2018 by Admin
Which Finish should I Choose?

Which Finish should I Choose?

Choosing between our antiqued mirror finishes for your project is made easy with our sampling service.

Our inspiration page is a great place to start. Images of Rough Old Glass installed in various different situations.

You can also order as many different samples as you wish to view in situ. If returned to us in perfect condition, and within 30 days, we will refund your deposit.

Our most popular finish for AGA splashbacks is our Vintage finish. A medium distressed level of distressing.

For Dressing Rooms, Bedrooms and Living areas to create a chic, understated feel try our Foxed finish. A lightly distressed finish.

For more of a statement our Really Rough finish is perfect. Pictured here in Really Rough a panelled antiqued mirrored chimney breast for Anglo Oriental Antiques.


October 25, 2017 by Charlotte Hunter


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