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( Above Photo: George II Gilt Mirror Pier Mirrors )
If you lived in 18th-century England, you would’veindeed owned an intricately carved, gilt wall mirror. One of the eras that saw the production of elegant mirrors was during the reign of King George II. The mirrors were created to be more than functional items, serving more decorative purposes.
Typical George II mirrors were elegant, shiny, and perfect for serving as decorative pieces in any home. While the mirrors were mainly rectangular, some pieces were round-shaped or oval. It all depended on the design preference of the buyer.
( Above Photo: Gilt Pier Mirror - George II Glass Mirrors )
George II mirrors different features, depending on who and when they were made. For example, some mirrors had divided plates, meaning they were more than one mirror piece, while others had just one mirror piece.
One particular mirror had an intricately carved, pierced frame featuring female busts with acanthus headdresses. Other features included rockwork to the sides, scrolling foliage, pendant flowers, crossed palms dividing the plate, ho-ho birds, and a swag of flowers. The base had an eagle cresting, flowers, acanthus, scroll, and re-gilt.
While this design could be unique to one mirror, it represents the thoughtfulness of designing and crafting George II mirrors. It took the dedicated work of a sculptor to design and make the frame with all the included details. After gilding the frame, a mirror was installed into the frame, marking the completion of the work.
( Above Photo: George II Rococo Gilt Pier Mirror - English Glass Mirrors )
With a George II mirror, you can decorate your spacedifferently. Remember, these mirrors are distinct art pieces that require a little tweaking to provide the best possible results. Here are some creative ways to do it:
1. Hang the Mirror Opposite a Window
In a small room, hanging a mirror opposite a window creates the illusion of ideal space and improves the natural lighting. It also echoes the greenery from outside the window right into your room.
2. Treat It Like Artwork
George II mirrors are perfect for decorating your home, like framed photos and paintings. You can hang them on the wall or place them on a side or console table for significant effect. The intricate framework that defines these mirrors can create a focal point in virtually any room within your home. So, use an antique mirror to add some visual intrigue to your home.
3. As Part of a Regency Interior Décor
Are you looking to implement a Regency-style interior décor? While it is essential to have furniture from the Regency period, you can use mirrors to create more elegance in your home. In that case, you would need a large mirror with intricately detailed and gilded framing. You can place the mirror on a side table in the entryway or living room to make a statement to your guests.
( Above Photo: Large George II Gilt Pier Mirror Carved Frame Glass Mirrors )
It is clear that George II mirrors weren’t just created for functionality but decorative purposes. They have intricate carved, gilt frames that make them great for creating a focal point in any room within your house. So buy one from us and use it to turn your room into an attractive space.
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