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Venetian Mirrors - A Reflection of More Elegant Times

By Edited Jun 29, 2015 0 0

When buying a brand new, recently-manufactured mirror, you certainly don't want any unevenness or incongruities in the structure. But the opposite is true for old Venetian mirrors. In those times, they just couldn't make the precise, smooth mirrors that are made today in factories. This means that a mirror marketed as Venetian is, at best, a replica if it lacks any signs of irregular hand-made work.

Expensive or far from it, there is a mirror from Venice at every major price point for any buyer's budget. Top-end ones are over a thousand dollars, while mid-range pieces of moderate size and ornate display are closer to a hundred or two hundred dollars. By looking with care it's even possible to find select ones that are under a hundred dollars. But in all cases, examine the mirror carefully and investigate the seller's history. Don't fall for paying antique prices for a cheap replica.

Ostentation does have its price beyond simple expense. The frame is an obvious place to work in a great many good-looking curves and swells. However, these things can also make the frame much harder to keep free of dust and tarnish! If you're not ready to spend extra time caring for a particularly troublesome frame, a simpler model should be your ideal.

Venetian work in mirrors is distinguishable both historically and aesthetically from the more commonplace types of mirrors found in the modern world. They retain a high level of importance because they find their origin in a time before mirrors were made identically and rapidly. Instead, as closely-guarded art of Venice, they were each unique and made for individual beauty, just like a painting.

A mirror should be more than just pretty to look at, even **Venetian glass mirrors**. Functionality should also be considered if you'll ever have occasion to actually look in the mirror instead of just at it! Be careful about mirrors with shapes that would evade part of your face's reflection, and remember that a taller mirror accomodates more heights.

Shopping through the internet is popular for good reason nowadays. It can be a great way to save money, and its convenience is unquestionable. But it's also easier to pass off subpar goods as excellent ones, when the customer can't make a visual inspection. Examine everything possible in a product listing for a mirror from Venice. Even the photograph should be considered with suspicion unless several different angles are provided.

Due to their less mechanically-precise and less generally advanced construction, antique mirrors from Venice will often need thorough wall support. If you're used to modern mirrors, the heaviness of Venetian products may surprise you. Just remember that it's nothing that can't be handled if you use the proper hanging methodology.

Usually, most sources for good-quality mirrors are also amiable to providing other interior decorating products. Ceiling lighting fixtures, vent grates, **wall sconce lighting**, portraits, carpets... can you think of a reason to need any of these to go with your chosen mirror? You probably can, if you're trying to make your home look more generally beautiful. If you're satisfied with your mirror, stay with the same source for other items when you can. Bundling product purchases can cut down on costs, and it's always a good idea to build professional bonds.
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