Camillei Camillei Mirrors March 27, 2018 19:27:38
At one time mirrors were made using a backing of mercury but these are no longer manufactured. They can also be made using silver precipitated from a silver nitrate solution. However today most mirrors are made by evaporating aluminum onto glass although other coats are applied to improve adhesion and durability. For example a black backing can be applied to improve opacity and reflectivity.
Most American furniture manufacturers include mirrors in their range of bedroom furniture and some also manufacture mirrors for the living room or dining room. Bedroom mirrors are not necessarily restricted to that room and many are used all over the house - wherever reflection and a need to expand a room are required.
Non-glass mirrors can be made using any clear substrate other than glass the most common being acrylic. These are generally less expensive than glass and some very cheap versions are nothing more than a polished metal surface. Here is a review of some of the mirrors offered by a selection of American furniture manufacturers.
Style- The mirror’s style should go hand in hand with the style of the décor. The nature of the frame can impact the mirror’s style. For a traditional décor choose a mirror with a Wooden Frame. The intricate and artistic carvings on the wooden frame add immense elegance to the place. Oak mirrors are known for their traditional appeal. Walnut Mirrors transform the environment in the room. If you want to make a style statement then there are many options. Frameless Mirrors are one of the best options for a stylish décor. They are easy to clean and can match any kind of décor. But make sure that their edges are smoothened. They capture the attention of the people. Tufted Mirrors are designed in different styles. They are tufted with Leather or Fabric and fashioned with attractive buttons.
The Origin of the Sunburst Mirror- The sunburst mirror has a fascinating history that dates right back to the 17th Century. During the 17th Century the Catholic Church began to use monstrances above the alter these elaborate designs were made up of decorative stands surrounded by glided rays of sunshine demonstrating what we know today as the sunburst style. These monstrances were often found in churches in Italy featured above the altar. The very first mirrors were very small and convex and it wasn’t until the late 17th Century that mirror production became more established and mirrors eventually increased in size.
The Ladies Storage Mirror is so called because it is fitted with two drawers across the base. The mirror is self-standing and can be use on any flat surface such as a dresser or sideboard. It is 37 inches wide x 31 high with a depth of 9 inches to accommodate the drawers.