The mirror. This item has been for centuries a rare piece of furniture destined only for high social classes because of its complex and expensive manufacturing process. At Vetreria Artigiana you can find a wide selection of antique mirrors of various periods representing different status symbols.
Mirror is a form of art, it plays a starring role in the furnishing – antique or modern –, it illuminates and gives elegance and importance to the rooms where it is placed.
What are mirrors made of?
Mirrors are crystal sheets whose surface is treated with delicate serigraph processes to give a touch of antique. The main feature is the mixture of some elements, which can only be manually measured out.
A mirror can make intimate and comfortable an anonymous and cold place. For 25 years Vetreria Artigiana has been dedicating its daily work to this precious and pleasant piece of furniture obtaining with satisfaction qualitatively perfect products.
History and curiosity about mirrors
Human being always tried to look at his reflected image through paddles or smooth stones. In ancient times, people used mirrors composed by thin-bronze foils. It has been difficult to get to the manufacture of the first mirror since there were no materials and appropriate equipments.
In the XV century, in Venice, craftsmen obtained the first Murano’s crystal clear mirror with a mixture of sand, sodium and manganese. Later, a tin foil has been joined to this first sheet with a chemical bath of mercury.
Only towards the end of the XVII century, thanks to Saint-Gobain and “its” filtering technique, it was possible to produce large mirrors allowing the birth of the “specchiera”, a large mirror enhanced with precious frame.
From an iconographic perspective, the mirror has always been an object that inspires curiosity and fantasy in the human imagination. It is often connected to the themes of duality, alternative universe, beauty and divination.
This piece of furniture personifies what is positive and what is negative: in it we get lost and we identify. We discover what is transient, the beauty, and what is immortal, the being.
In addition to proposing a rich selection of modern mirrors – that suit every style and personality – Vetreria Artigiana is specialized in antique restoration to bring back mirrors to their ancient splendour.
Wall mirrors restoration and artistic mirrors creation
Vetreria Artigiana designs, realizes and produces handcrafted mirrors. Services:
- antique wall mirrors restoration
- antiqued mirrors production
- custom-made mirrored glass windows realization
- reflective coating application
All the realized mirrors are unique and original handcrafted works of art, created paying attention to the little details.
Antiquing process price
For any information or to request a quote for antiqued wall mirrors and customized mirrors, do not hesitate to contact us!