Antique Mirror Glass | Reflecting Space
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  • Antique Mirror Glass | Reflecting Space

    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.

    The concept of space has intrigued humankind for centuries. From the vast expanses of the universe to the intimate interiors of our homes, the perception of space plays a fundamental role in our daily lives. One captivating element that can alter our understanding of space is mirror glass. With its reflective properties and ability to create illusions, mirror glass has the power to transform our surroundings, creating a visual spectacle that challenges our perception.

    1. Reflective Surfaces and Perception:

    Hand Silvered Antiqued Mirror glass is clear, tinted or textured glass coated with a thin layer of silver by our team of talented artisans. The smooth surface of the glass allows light to bounce off it and create reflections that mimic the environment around it. By capturing and redirecting light, mirror glass can manipulate our perception of space.

    1. Expanding Physical Boundaries:

    One of the most captivating aspects of antique mirror glass is its ability to expand physical boundaries. When strategically placed, mirrors can visually extend a room or space, making it appear larger than it actually is. This optical illusion is commonly used in interior design to maximize the perception of space in compact areas. By reflecting the existing environment, mirror glass adds depth and dimension, creating the illusion of additional square footage.

    1. Infinite Reflections and Depth:

    Another mesmerizing effect of mirror glass is the creation of infinite reflections. When two mirrors face each other, they produce a cascade of reflections that seem to stretch into eternity. This phenomenon, known as the "infinity mirror effect," blurs the lines between reality and illusion. It offers a glimpse into a world of endless depth, captivating our imagination.

    1. Illuminating Dark Spaces:

    Mirror glass also has the power to illuminate dark spaces. By strategically placing mirrors to reflect light sources, such as windows or lamps, one can effectively distribute light throughout a room. This technique not only brightens the space but also enhances its perceived size. Mirrors can bounce natural light into darker corners, creating a more vibrant and inviting atmosphere.

    1. Creating Focal Points:

    In addition to manipulating spatial perception, antique mirror glass can be used to create striking focal points within a room. By strategically positioning mirrors to reflect a visually appealing element, such as a piece of artwork or a stunning view, one can amplify its impact and draw attention to it. This technique not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the space but also adds a layer of depth and intrigue.

    Antique mirror glass is a versatile tool that can transform our understanding of space. Whether it's expanding physical boundaries, creating infinite reflections, or illuminating dark spaces, mirrors have the ability to fulfil so many design requirements. 

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    July 13, 2023 by Charlotte Hunter


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