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Illuminated Mirror Glass & Brass by Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll, Austria, 1950s
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant illuminated mirror with pearls on a brass frame. Designed by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria in the 1950s. Measures: diameter 17.7" in. (45 cm). Lighting: ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Crystal, Brass

Illuminated Sunburst Mirror in Gold Tones, Italy, ca. 1970
Located in New York, NY
Italy, 1970's Magnificent illuminated sunburst mirror, the convex frame back painted in richly hued metallic finishes, in varied tones of gold, silver and copper. Rewired for use in ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Art Glass

Sunburst Gilt Roses and Crystal Flowers Illuminated Mirror by Palwa, Germany
By Palwa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful brass illuminated mirror Made by Palwa, Germany with original label. The large individual flower has jewel-like faceted crystals set in a brass circle enclosing the mirror ...
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Sunburst Mirrors

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Crystal, Brass

Illuminated Mirror, France, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Circular mirror plate surrounded by clear cut plastic rods in multiple layers. The backside is illuminated, resulting in a subtle glow of the rods.    
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Lucite

French Artisanal Illuminated Golden Sunburst Wall Mirror, 1960s, France
By C. Jere Artisan House, Paul Evans
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Sculptural handcrafted round illuminated mirror with gold-lacquered metal frame made in the 1960s, France. Massive frame with decorative scalloped edges. The mirror is in good condit...
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Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Wall Mirrors

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Metal

Sunburst Mirror Illuminated, with Swarovski Crystals, Austria, 1970s
By Christoph Palme, Palwa, Ernest Palme
Located in Bronx, NY
Sunburst mirror surrounded by a gold gilded frame that has numerous cut crystals in various sizes by Swarovski crystals Austria, it lights up the room like a fireplace it is the cent...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Gilt Iron and Silvered Iron Retro Illuminated Sunburst Mirror
Located in Barcelona, ES
Gilt iron and silvered iron retro illuminated Spanish sunburst mirror, two bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Iron

Pair of Large Illuminated Mirrors
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
Pair of large illuminated mirrors with brushed brass pierced fretwork frame. The mirror is held in place by metal clips which are easily removable to change the lighting element bene...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Sunburst Mirrors

French Artisanal Illuminated Golden Sunburst Wall Mirror, 1960s, France
By C. Jere Artisan House, Paul Evans
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Sculptural handcrafted round illuminated mirror with gold-lacquered metal frame made in the 1960s, France. Massive frame with decorative scalloped edges. The mirror is in good condit...
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Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Wall Mirrors

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Metal

Large Illuminated Midcentury Sunburst Wall Mirror Made of Gold-Plated Wood
Located in München, DE
Very rare large illuminated sunburst wall mirror made of wood, made in Italy. Diameter is 60cm / 23.6". There are two frames, one on the top of the other one, in between there are...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Gold Plate

Stunning Large illuminated Starburst Sunburst Gilded Wood Mirror Wall Lamp 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A stunning large starburst mirror, illuminated at the backside with two European E14 / 110 Volt candelabra bulbs, each bulb up to 40 watts. Made of gilded wood. Original as found con...
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Vintage 1950s German Hollywood Regency Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal

Round Illuminated Rupert Nikoll Lucite Flower Mirror, Vienna, Austria
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Designed by Emil Stejnar and manufactured by Rupert Nikoll for the Vienna Cafe Ohne Pause Espresso at Graben Austria, 1955. This mirror is eye candy to look at during daytime and ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Brass, Magnets, Metal

Jean Royère Style Illuminated Wall Mirror Patinated Brass Red Enameled
By Jean Royère
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
A round backlit "undulation" wall mirror in the style of Jean Royère, made in France, circa 1940-1950. It has a round patinated tubular brass frame within a red enameled wavy line, p...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Brass

Illuminated Sunburst Mirror For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal illuminated sunburst mirror for your home. An illuminated sunburst mirror — often made from metal, glass and mirror — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without an illuminated sunburst mirror — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each illuminated sunburst mirror bearing Mid-Century Modern, Brutalist or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made illuminated sunburst mirror over the years, but those crafted by Emil Stejnar, Palwa and Rupert Nikoll are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Illuminated Sunburst Mirror?

The average selling price for an illuminated sunburst mirror at 1stDibs is $2,628, while they’re typically $887 on the low end and $14,900 for the highest priced.

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.