Friday, April 25, 2014

Antique Mirror on Walls

In looking back at the history of mirrors, the first mirrors used by people were likely to be pools of dark, still water, or water collected in a vessel. The earliest manufactured mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass. Examples of obsidian mirrors found in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) have been dated to around 6000 BC. Polished stone mirrors from Central and South America date from around 2000 BC onwards. Mirrors of polished copper were crafted in Mesopotamia from 4000 BC,and in ancient Egypt from around 3000 BC. In China, bronze mirrors were manufactured from around 2000 BC,some of the earliest bronze and copper examples being produced by the Qijia culture. Mirrors of speculum metal or any precious metal were hard to produce and were only owned by the wealthy. 

The invention of the silvered-glass mirror is credited to German chemist Justus von Liebig in 1835. His process involved the deposition of a thin layer of metallic silver onto glass through the chemical reduction of silver nitrate. This silvering process was adapted for mass manufacturing and led to the greater availability of affordable mirrors. Nowadays, mirrors are often produced by the wet deposition of silver directly onto the glass substrate.

Inspiration of Antique Mirror on Walls and Large Areas
Dining Rooms
Sitting Areas
Great behind sofas
and Behind Beds

Kitchen Back Splash

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