Carvers’ Guild Decorative Mirrors: Reflections of a Craftsman

Carvers Guild makes beautiful decorative mirrors, and their reproduction home mirrors are truly outstanding. Gracing five-star hotels and embassies worldwide, these mirrors are also available to you, to grace your home and outshine any mirrors you have come across until now. Reflect on the opportunity to furnish your home with the very best that offers you not only a choice of designs and frames, but also of glass and mercury finish.
Decorative mirrors reflect your home decor – both literally and figuratively, and your choice of mirror can also reflect your own character. By selecting a Carvers’ Guild mirror, you display a discerning taste and a more professional approach to home decor than the usual homeowner. The quality of reflection is outstanding, although if you want an antique look, along with the pitted reflective surface, then this is available to you.
Before considering some of the products available in the Carvers’ Guild range, let’s first discuss how these items of home d?�cor, that are often referred to as accent pieces, can affect a room and why people use them.
Why Use Decorative Mirrors
Decorative mirrors have two parts to play in your home d?�cor. They not only offer home accents with a difference, but can also expand the size of smaller room. By the simple artifice of placing mirrors in strategic positions in your room, whether on a wall, free standing on a swivel stand or sitting on a table, mantle or sideboard, the angles of reflection can make a room appear to be considerably larger than it actually is. This is particularly the case if strategically placed lighting is also employed to enhance the effect.
Looking glasses, as they were referred to in the Victorian era of Dickens, were items usually found in bedrooms, and used predominantly for vanity or personal grooming purposes. While that is still largely their main use, mirrors are being increasingly used for decorative purposes rather than their intended functional usage. Many purchased today are artificially aged, or ‘distressed’ to make them look old, reflecting back to that bygone age when mirrors were regarded as magical and often as an oracle: “Mirror, mirror on the wall… “
Options in Reflective Surfaces
Examples are the ‘Old’, ‘Antique’ and ‘Ancient’ mercury surface options offered in the Carvers’ Guild range. ‘Old mercury’ is a finish in which the surface of the mirror is slightly spoiled and more heavily pitted around the edges. It makes it look old, but still completely functional. Small Bedroom Designs With an ‘antique mercury’ finish, the glass looks slightly smoky and fairly pitted, but still functional as a mirror. With the ‘ancient mercury’ finish, however, the reflective surface is badly pitted, dark and with a spoiled marble finish – useful only in very small areas.
It should be note here that the term ‘mercury’ is use to describe the finish, not the material. Mercury stopped being use to make mirrors in Miniature Garden Decor the early 19th century when it was replaced with silver. Carvers’ Guild uses silver and not mercury, the term being used only descriptively.
You can order any of the finishes, including the perfect finish to suit the effect you are seeking. If you are looking for a really old fashioned looking mirror, then you can order one new without having to hunt round the antique markets and perhaps pay a fortune! Carvers’ Guild offers you any of these three finishes in addition to the standard sparkling bright reflective surface.
Decorative Mirror Frame Options
The same is true of the designs and frames. You can get a traditional old plain hardwood frame on a swivel dresser mirror, or an ornate carved and gilded frame on a beautifully decorative wall mirror. Each of these is suitable for its appropriate setting. The objective of Carvers’ Guild is not to offer plain and ornate mirror designs, but to provide such a good choice that you can always find a mirror to suit your needs and match with your existing d?�cor.
Irrespective of the type of mirror: the glass or the reflective surface, whether it is brightly silvered or distressed in any way to offer an antique look, it is the frame that makes the greatest difference to its overall appearance. With Carvers’ Guild mirrors you can choose from a variety of designs for the frame including scrolls and carved wood such as the beautiful acanthus leaf designs and the ornate baroque frames, or even the full length Bombay dressing mirror.
However, it goes further, because for each design you can choose the finish from one of 14 options, such as silver or gold leaf, ancient copper, bronze, nickel and even antique white or gold finishes. Carvers’ Guild mirrors are among the best available anywhere, and they are without doubt some of the most beautiful decorative mirrors available worldwide. If you are looking for unique home accents, these will not only complement any form of home d?�cor, but also offer an outstanding focal point or conversation piece in any room in your house.

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