Friday, May 3, 2013

466b Round Gold Mirror

The dimensions here are 33 1/2 in diameter and 2 1/2 inches thick.  OF COURSE custom sizes and colors are available!!  
Newly built of short hunks of solid poplar and turned on the lathe.  This is what is called a "faceplate turning".  It's a machine that consists of a HUGE plate - 45 inches in diameter or so - that spins at super-high-speed, while the profile is cut with sharp shaped chisels. 
Here is a nice look at the antique effects on the mirror and the heavily distressed gold leaf.  In front of the mirror where it is reflecting is a light grey beige linen cloth - so, wherever you see the light grey beige the mirror is actually silver reflective. 
Underneath the gold leaf are several layers of casein paint, which I trick into crackling and bubbling just enough in all the right places, then distress so that there are layers and complexity.  
Inside, on the "chocolate" border there is just a hint of chalk and dirty-ness.  The whole idea is that the mirror looks genuinely old, but with a fresh and unfussy, but traditional design. 
This view shows the side (which is about 2 1/2 inches thick).  
Here's a very close view showing all the texture.  
Thanks for reading!  This mirror is offered for sale here:  Link to Listing

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