The Antique Mirror Company grew from The Looking Glass of Bath, which has been handcrafting ‘antique’ mirror glass for more than 30 years. Since then, the companies have expanded and flourished working closely together.
Based between both Bristol and Bath, their mirrors are all handmade in a quarry that was roofed over in WW2 to provide a secret aeroplane factory. Still a relatively small business they are able to accept very individual commissions and have supplied thousands of square metres all around the world, from Downing Street to Dubai!
The process starts with clear glass to which silver nitrate is applied to the back by hand by skilled craftsmen, employing traditional Victorian techniques. Having complete control at every stage, the company can make totally bespoke pieces in any size. They can also use toughened glass where it’s needed.
This will be their second Decorex under their own name and they will be showing an elaborate feature wall made from a number of different types of glass and antiqued mirror finishes to show all the different options of antiqued mirror available.
The world of antiqued mirrors and mirrors in general can be a minefield, so The Antique Mirror Co. will for the first time also have a mirror made with modern day aluminium, a contrasting mirror which has been hand-silvered and a Chinese machine sprayed antiqued mirror. The reason behind this being that from their experience they have found it can be very hard for people to source exactly what mirrors they are looking for to achieve their vision. Their aim is to help educate their clients so that they can make more informed decisions when buying mirrors in the future and truly understand what mirrors are out there and the pros and cons associated with each.
See them at Decorex on Stand H 140!
Visit antiquedmirror.com to learn more about The Antique Mirror Company.