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( Above Photo: French Art Nouveau Gilt Mirror Mantle Mirrors )
Are you looking to decorate your home with art nouveau mirrors? The art nouveau style, which appeared in the 1880s during the Victorian period, features lush, flowing forms such as plants, flowers, and lissome tendrils.
The mirror frames had a whiplash curve in the form of a narrow, deep, and dynamic parabola. In essence, art nouveau mirrors have a unique visual vocabulary influenced by the abstract images and soft colors in Japanese art prints.
In the 1860s, Western traders arrived in Japan and established open trade, exposing Western designers to the Japanese style. This style of decorating mirror frames spread primarily due to its use on book covers, advertising posters, illustrations, and other works of art.
Art nouveau mirror frames are hand-carved with different decorative elements. Some have simple rectangular mahogany frames, while others have intricate carvings. Wooden structures were mainly covered with gold plating to give them a distinctively elegant look.
( Above Photo: French Art Nouveau Mirror Shelf Hanging Iron )
There are several art nouveau mirrors, depending on how they need to be displayed in the home. Here are examples that quickly come to mind:
( Above Photo: Art Nouveau Dressing Mirror Gilt Frame )
Art nouveau mirrors are not created the same. That’s why you should be careful when picking an art nouveau mirror. Here are the things to consider:
Do you need a wall, table, or mantel mirror? The mirror style determines where you can use it in your home. So, you should decide how you want to use the mirror and choose the right kind. You may also pick a framed or frameless mirror.
How small or big should the mirror be? The purpose of buying the mirror determines its ideal size. For example, you need a full-body mirror in your vanity. On the other hand, having large mirrors in a small room can create the illusion of space.
Art nouveau mirrors come in different shapes: round, rectangular, and irregular. A round or oval mirror is the best if you intend to create a more casual look. On the other hand, rectangular mirrors project a sense of refinement.
( Above Photo: Art Nouveau Gilt Mirror French Glass Pier Mirrors )
History-rich art nouveau mirrors are perfect additions to any room in the house. Whether you select tabletop, mantel, or wall mirrors, they are excellent in bringing out the best from the ordinary. So, be sure to purchase an art nouveau mirror from us today!
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