Mirrors are manufactured by applying a reflective coating to a suitable substrate. The most common substrate is glass, due to its transparency, ease of fabrication, rigidity, hardness, and ability to take a smooth finish. The reflective coating is typically applied to the back surface of the glass, so that the reflecting side of the coating is protected from corrosion and accidental damage by the glass on one side and the coating itself and optional paint for further protection on the other. The method of making mirrors out of plate glass was invented by 16th-century Venetian glass makers on the island of Murano, who covered the back of the glass with mercury, obtaining near-perfect and undistorted reflection. For over one hundred years, Venetian mirrors installed in richly decorated frames served as luxury decorations for palaces throughout Europe. The secret of the mercury process eventually arrived in London and Paris during the 17th century due to industrial espionage. French workshops succeeded in large-scale industrialization of the process, eventually making mirrors affordable to the masses, although mercury’s toxicity remained a problem. In modern times, the mirror substrate is shaped, polished, and cleaned, and is then coated with silver or aluminum. Mirrors of the 17th century France were the source of inspiration for the French Mirror. Constructed of wood and metal, the mirror frame is available in a variety of finishes and accents. With its grand scale and intricate styling, it makes an exceptional wall accent for upscale residential and hospitality interiors. The French Mirror was designed by Shah Gilani, ISFD. Custom sizing is available.
Returns and Exchanges
There are a few important things to keep in mind when returning a product you purchased.You can return unwanted items by post within 7 working days of receipt of your goods.
- You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.
- Only items that have been purchased directly from Us.
- Please ensure that the item you are returning is repackaged with all elements.
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Firstly Print and return this Returns Form to:
30 South Park Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Please remember to ensure that the item you are returning is repackaged with all elements.
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