We have just finished refurbishing the main bedroom in our house, which was built in 1830. We have been looking for a classic mirror with a brass or painted frame ideally with bevelled glass to hang above a console table. Any ideas?
For the elegant Regency style contact Overmantels, a mirror and frame specialist. All of its frames are made of wood, it has original 18th and 19th-century moulds and the company offers all levels of gilding, from faux gilt finishes to 23 carat gold leaf. Most of the mirrors can be made to measure. There is a large collection of classic designs with bevelled glass, for example the Regency Fluted Column mirror, 838mm by 1,270mm; and the Plain Adam Border Glass, 1,016mm by 864mm. Call Overmantels, 020 7223 8151, overmantels.co.uk. Also try The French Bedroom Company, which has mirrors with finely carved frames that can be painted or given a gilded finish. Call 020 7328 9414, thefrenchbedroomcompany.co.uk. Sara Kirkby has 14 beautiful Georgian and Regency period mirrors that can be fitted with bevelled glass in her collection. Call 01535 633193, sarakirkby.com. Finally, Oka has a good collection of period styles in bamboo, rattan or reeded frames with painted, stained or lacquered finishes. Call 0870 160 6002, okadirect.com.
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