By Cherelle Chevalier. Mirrors. Published at Monday, April 02nd, 2018 - 19:08:21 PM.
Traditionally sunburst mirrors were finished in gold however these mirrors are now available in a wide range of finishes including; silver, bronze and black colours as well as wooden and even mirrored glass finishes offering a contemporary feel.
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.
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.
Homelegance Glass Mirrors - Homelegance is one of the better American furniture manufacturers, and the company markets a number of mirrors suitable for dressers or any other item of furniture. The Canton mirror is particularly impressive at 42 inches square. In a classic simple Chinese style with an espresso finish, this is beautifully simple mirror that works with most decorative styles.
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