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Essential guide to buying antique mirrors

Cleall Antiques is a treasure trove of mirror options from all over the world.
 
Our extensive selection includes large antique mirrors, overmantle mirrors, extra large antique mirrors, landscape, portrait, round and oval mirrors, gilt / painted mirrors, decorative mirrors including decorative crested mirrors and pairs of mirrors for any space in your home. With so many alternatives, you can be spoilt for choice.
How do you go about choosing the right mirror when there is such a wide range of options? We have put together a list of tips to help you buy the right mirror for your home.


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Find the Perfect Pair of Antique Mirrors

  Antique mirrors make a wonderful addition to the home. Using mirrors in pairs can prove to be a great decorative feature. Be it to opening up a space, adding light or making the space simply appear glamorous with the old world charm, these mirrors can fulfil a number of requirements.
 


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So What is Good About Silver Framed Mirrors?

Mirrors are not only practical but also they help brighten up, open up and beautify your home. Carefully incorporated mirrors in a decor goes a long way in making a place look aesthetically very appealing and artistic. In addition these mirrors tend to 'open up' a space by making it seem larger and spacious. Placed in front of large window with a great view allows you to capture the picture perfect view that changes with time.


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Antique furniture at Cleall Antiques

Cleall Antiques is home to one of the largest collection of all kinds of mirrors. Our huge collection includes a wonderful selection of large/floor standing mirrors, overmantal mirrors, landscape/portrait mirrors, gilt /painted mirrors, decorative crested mirrors and pairs of mirrors etc.
However in addition to decorative mirrors we carry a select collection of good antique furniture.


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Why Are French Antique Mirrors so Popular?

There are so many reasons why antique French mirrors are so popular, be they gilt, painted mirrors or decorative mirrors.

Firstly they are compatible with the typical English home now as they work very well with the old and new furniture and also look fabulous against the most colours in vogue in our homes today. i.e the colours from Farrow and Ball and Little Green Company etc.


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Elegant and Classy Floor Standing Mirrors

 Cleall Antiques for your one stop solution for your antique and decorative mirrors.
If you are looking for antique French mirrors or others both large and small,
including large antique floor standing mirrors, you should check out our collection
at Cleall Antiques.


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Choose the perfect decorative framed mirror including antique French mirrors

 The frame of your mirror is an important consideration and has a great impact on the decorative appearance of your mirror. Frames can transform a mirror from simple to a dramatic focal point in your decor. Here is a bit about the different frames to help you choose the right decorative framed mirrors.


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Pairs of Antique Mirrors at Cleall Antiques

Cleall Antiques has one of the most versatile stocks of mirrors from the old world available. Our large collection of mirrors includes a wide selection of decorative French and English antique mirrors in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our extensive collection of decorative antique mirrors includes large floor standing mirrors, overmantal mirrors, landscape and portrait mirrors, gilt and painted mirrors, decorative crested mirrors and pairs of mirrors and more.


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How to Choose the Perfect Large Overmantle Mirror

 Overmantle mirrors are seen making their way in the home right from the sitting rooms through to bedrooms, hallways and other rooms of the house. The place of the overmantle mirrors has traditionally been over the fireplace. While some homes with such traditional fireplaces might still make use of these in their traditional form, there are those who increasingly use these in the most versatile of the ways in the modern homes. These add charm and elegance to a room and are highly decorative too.


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Louis Philippe Mirror

 Antique Louis Philippe mirrors were first crafted in the period from 1830 to 1848 during the reign of Louis Philippe I, the King of France. These mirrors are easily recognizable with their characteristic soft and rounded edges. Quite a few examples also feature a variety of different decoratives such as gold or silver motifs, cherrywood finishes, Greek designs, or beaded detailing along the frames.


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Add a Large Long Wall Mirror to your Home


  Beautiful mirrors are an aesthetically appealing inclusion in any home. These apart from being functional for the most mundane of the purposes are functional when it comes to your decor too.


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Choosing Your Landscape Wall Mirror

 Antique and vintage mirrors often are charming and often add to the decorative appeal of the place. The subtle signs of usage, the worn lines and a distressed patina work together in the most amazing manner to make them mysterious yet elegant. For some drama and mystery in the contemporary homes, antique mirrors are a must have. The larger mirrors especially are more functional since these can be used for creating an illusion of space where there is a lack of it as also to reflect light and increase the brightness.


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Design Delightful Interior Spaces with Decorative Framed Mirrors

  Decorative mirrors add a touch of elegance. Often the elegantly framed ones are all the more enchanting by reflecting light, adding depth and space or highlighting the decorative elements in the decor by strategically placing the mirror add to the advantage of having good looking mirrors in the decor. if you wish to add a classic framed mirror to the decor there are various options from which to choose.


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Add a Full Length Wall Mirror to your Home

  A full length mirror can do a lot more than just giving you a full length view of yourself. As we have mentioned in our earlier posts, mirrors can be strategically placed and used for a variety of functional purposes like:-
- to open up a space by creating an illusion by reflection of space
- to reflect light and increase the natural brightness.


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Overmantle Mirror

 Overmantle mirrors are the ones that were typically seen placed over a mantelpiece or were put up against a wall over a fireplace. These mirrors are such that they can easily complement the traditional home decor as well as the sleek look of the contemporary decor. Overmantle mirrors can effortlessly transform the look of a room in an elegant way.


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How to buy distressed antique mirrors

 Mirrors make a very charming addition to most interiors. And if these mirrors are old, then even better! The worn out and distressed look add to the dramatic appeal and character of the mirrors. If you are looking for distressed antique mirrors in the best of their forms, simply head to Cleall Antiques.


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Find a good sized Antique Gesso Painted Mirror

 Antique Gesso mirrors are typically traditional and elegant looking mirrors with large and ornate frames.
Most of the Gesso mirrors that are available today are from the Victorian era. These ornate frames look very decorative and add a unique touch to your decor. The "gesso" means "chalk," which is one of the key features of gesso, a carved or molded relief frame. Hence the name Gesso mirror. Gesso mirrors are often found in rectangular shape apart from other shapes too like ovals, hexagons and other irregular shapes.


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Find French antique mirrors

 The French range of antique mirrors is often classy and elegant looking. There are a number of options that are decorative and can make a charming inclusion in the modern decor. At Cleall Antiques we have a wide variety of mirrors of various styles from simple with elegant lines  to the ornate and traditional looking.


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Arched Top Mirrors - Decorative French Antique Mirrors

  Decorative French antique mirrors with an arched top are particularly attractive and decorative.

At Cleall Antiques, we have a large assortment of French antique mirrors that will suit any kind of decor no matter whether it is classic or contemporary. It includes different kinds of designs that will sit well in any room in your home with styles that range from frameless to ornate.


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Mirrors

Just sold a Mirror to Ralph Lauren in Hong Kong along with Mirrors going to second homes in Spain and France. New stock arriving in this week from France and Belgium, with lots of unique Mirrors from a Chateaux in the South of France, also stock coming in from several Paris Bistros and Bars.


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Where to Find 19th Century Mirrors

 If you are looking out for a quality vintage /antique decorative mirror you have come to the right place.

Cleall Antiques is undisputedly one of the largest suppliers of quality antique decorative French and English antique mirrors in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our very large and versatile stock consists of more than 400 mirrors in different forms. These includes large floor standing mirrors, overmantal mirrors, landscape and portrait mirrors, gilt and painted mirrors, decorative crested mirrors and pairs of mirrors and a lot more.


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Video Stock Update

We have produced a short video about our large stock of decorative mirrors! Please watch it


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Antique Bathroom Mirrors - Why and How You Should Consider Them

Mirrors are a necessity in the bathroom, but many a times the style aspect is not considered when it comes to these. If mirrors can be great accents for your rooms, why not use these as accents for your bathrooms as well. Mirrors add a touch of sparkle to any room. So these can be considered to add a decorative element in your bathrooms as well. If you love all that is vintage/antique and want to create a bathroom to follow the theme of your otherwise traditional look or even a standalone theme, mirrors are the best options to help achieve the look.


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A Guide to Using Large Wall Mirrors

 Mirrors, particularly antique decorative mirrors, are often a wonderful inclusion in the home decor. Whilst these look stunning independently they also can highlight and reflect the other stunning elements of your home decor. Illusion of a larger space, reflecting light and offering multiple views of all nearby elements are just some of the affects best achieved by mirrors.


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