Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The earliest mirrors, used during the Middle Ages, were handheld and typically made of slightly convex, highly polished disks of silver or bronze. However, it wasn't until the 19th century, when a German chemist developed the process of coating a glass surface with metallic silver, that mirrors became easier to manufacture and more accessible to the public.
Glass convex mirrors (also known as the "bullseye" mirror) were created as early as the 15th century. These mirrors have continued to be sought after by designers & collectors alike, due to the interesting perspective the outward curvature of the glass provides. An exciting focal point can be created in a room by grouping small and large convex mirrors together. The effect of the light and distorted angles reflected in the glass leaves a fun and lasting impression.
We will be getting two sizes of these lovely convex mirrors into the store on March 3rd. Our 7.5" diameter mirror retails for $35 and our 11.5" diameter mirror retails for $45.