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19th Century French Gilt Butler Mirror with Roses and Birds
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
19th century French giltwood convex butler mirror decorated with roses and birds. This is a very good looking and highly decorative piece. The frame is gilt plaster over wood which w...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Convex Mirrors

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Plaster

Sunburst Soleil Mirror Style Louis XV
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
French sunburst Soleil mirror style Louis XV. Convex domed mirror. Gold finish.
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XV Convex Mirrors

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Plaster, Wood

  • Sunburst Soleil Mirror Style Louis XV
  • Sunburst Soleil Mirror Style Louis XV
  • Sunburst Soleil Mirror Style Louis XV
  • Sunburst Soleil Mirror Style Louis XV
H 27.56 in. W 11.03 in. D 1.58 in.
Giltwood Ornate Frame and Plaster Regency Ships Style Convex Mirror Domed Glass
Located in GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this very nice French Gilt wood convex mirror made in the Regency nautical style Please note the delivery...
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20th Century French Regency Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

French Gilt Starburst or Sunburst Convex Mirror (Diameter 30)
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely French gilt sunburst (or starburst) mirror, 30 inches diameter, with a round, convex mirrored glass centre in moulded frame.
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20th Century French Sunburst Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror, Wood, Giltwood, Plaster

French Gilt Starburst or Sunburst Convex Mirror (Diameter 16)
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely French gild sunburst (or starburst) mirror, 16 inches diameter with round mirrored convex glass center in a moulded frame.
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Early 20th Century French Sunburst Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror, Wood, Giltwood, Plaster

Small French Gilt Starburst or Sunburst Convex Mirror (Diameter 9 1/2)
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely French gilt sunburst (or starburst) mirror with round convex mirrored glass center in moulded giltwood frame - the bright gilded rays resembling plumes of feathers. Measu...
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20th Century French Sunburst Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror, Wood, Plaster, Giltwood

Finding the Right Mirrors for You

The road from early innovations in reflective glass to the alluring antique and vintage mirrors in trendy modern interiors has been a long one but we’re reminded of the journey everywhere we look.

We’ve come a great distance from the polished stone that served as mirrors in Central America thousands of years ago or the copper mirrors of Mesopotamia before that. Today’s coveted glass Venetian mirrors, which should be cleaned with a solution of white vinegar and water, were likely produced in Italy beginning in the 1500s, while antique mirrors originating during the 19th century can add the rustic farmhouse feel to your mudroom that you didn’t know you needed.

By the early 20th century, experiments with various alloys allowed for mirrors to be made inexpensively. The geometric shapes and beveled edges that characterize mirrors crafted in the Art Deco style of the 1920s can bring pizzazz to your entryway, while an ornate La Barge mirror made in the Hollywood Regency style makes a statement in any bedroom. Friedman Brothers is a particularly popular manufacturer known for decorative round and rectangular framed mirrors designed in the Rococo, Louis XVI and other styles, including dramatic wall mirrors framed in gold faux bamboo that bear the hallmarks of Asian design

Perhaps unsurprisingly, mid-century modernism continues to influence the design of contemporary mirrors. Today’s simple yet chic mantel mirror frames, often neutral in color, owe to the understated mirror designs introduced in the postwar era.

Sculptor and furniture maker Paul Evans had been making collage-style cabinets since at least the late 1950s when he designed his Patchwork mirror — part of a series that yielded expressive works of combined brass, copper and pewter — for Directional Furniture during the mid-1960s. Several books celebrating Evans’s work were published beginning in the early 2000s, as his unconventional furniture has been enjoying a moment not unlike the resurgence that the Ultrafragola mirror is seeing. Designed by the Memphis Group’s Ettore Sottsass in 1970, the Ultrafragola mirror, in all its sensuous acrylic splendor, has become somewhat of a star thanks to much-lauded appearances in shelter magazines and on social media.

On 1stDibs, we have a broad selection of antique, new and vintage mirrors and tips on how to style your contemporary mirror too.