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Thursday, February 24

1805 Regency Mirrors

Look how beautiful.

Pair of Regency convex mirrors. 1805. Image @Mallett London New York
The Empire circular convex mirror was introduced from France, where they had been made as early as 1756. This style of mirror became so popular under the heading ‘Mirrors’, in Sheraton’s 'Cabinet Dictionary' (1803), that they are the only style mentioned. Convex mirrors were said to “strengthen the colour and take off the coarseness of objects by contracting them”...learn more about these mirrors at Mallett of London New York. 

1 comment:

victorian parlor II said...

Wow-those are gorgeous!