Antique mirror glass and verre eglomise (reverse gilded glass) are versatile materials that can create the illusion of space in any room.
Their reflective properties can make a small room appear larger, and can also enhance the natural light in a space.
Rough Old Glass can be used for a variety of applications, including feature walls, ceilings, framed mirrors and furniture. It can also add a decorative element to a room, with bespoke shapes, sizes and different levels of patina available to suit any style of interior.
From the soft and delicate Foxed antique mirror finish to the more dramatic Gold Swathe, whether used in a modern or traditional setting, antique mirror glass can transform the look and feel of a room, while also providing practical benefits.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of over 100 original antique mirror frames, sourced by us from the UK and the Continent; sensitively restored in our North Devon Workshop.
18th, 19th & 20th Century examples, some retaining their original mirror glass and others having Rough Old Glass antiqued mirror to complement each frame.
Available for FREE Nationwide Delivery - TRADE & RETAIL enquiries welcome.
Worldwide delivery is also available - please enquire for a price.
All of our antiqued mirror and verre eglomise finishes can be made into custom sized tiles and splash backs.
Our process begins with cutting clear glass to your exact specifications, polishing the edges and making cutouts for electrical sockets or drilling holes for utility rails. The glass is the toughened to make it suitable for use behind a heat source such as a range cooker or AGA.
We then individually hand silver and distress the toughened glass and deliver to your door. We also offer a measure and installation service for more complicated projects.
We shall be exhibiting at the Independent Hotel Show this October.
The show is the 'UK's largest, most comprehensive and best established business event in support of the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector.'
We're already busy planning the stand and looking forward to meeting clients, new and existing at Olympia. We'll be showing panelled antiqued mirrored walls, framed and frameless mirror collections and a new range of mirrored cube tables.
See you there - Stand number 83.
Along with our Antiqued Mirror our Verre Eglomise finishes can all be applied to toughened glass to make them suitable for use as splash backs, even behind a heat source such as an AGA. The leaves of gold, silver or copper are applied to the reverse side of the glass so the face is as easy to care for as any glass or mirror.
Our standard samples measure approximately 150 x 200mm.
They are hand silvered on 4mm float glass with as cut edges and mounted onto 2mm backboards.
Up to two samples are supplied free of charge to Trade clients - using the code 'TRADE' at the checkout. We do require proof of your design, construction or industry related trade status in order to provide free samples.
Further samples or for private clients can be purchased and returned for a refund, if received in perfect condition, within 30 days of receipt.