Antique Mirror Glass
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Using glass and mirror in varying thicknesses and sizes, the studio Dominic Schuster creates finishes that authentically replicate the natural degradation of mercury/silvered mirror to bespoke effects incorporating silver and gold for a more contemporary look.
The process of creating an antiqued glass mirror panel or tile is very much an artistic one; a variety of secret techniques will be used to build up the right level of ‘foxing’ (aging) and achieve the exact look sought. For example, ‘Mercury Sparkle’ is a slightly distressed effect and catches the light only slightly to sparkle as the name suggests, whereas ‘Heavy Mercury’ recreates the look of vintage mirror glass that is hundreds of years old, has degraded significantly, and reflects very little light. The ‘Fossil’ range features larger distressed and aged areas, and these can then also be tinted with colours such as Bronze, Gold or Silver. In addition, the glass itself can be tinted, with colour choices including beautiful blues, greens and browns.