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Bespoke Vintage-Style Mirrors from a Small London Workshop

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Bespoke Vintage-Style Mirrors from a Small London Workshop

Annie Quigley January 30, 2017

Admired recently: Statement-making mirrors that look like estate sale finds but are actually, custom-made. Reid & Wright, a small London company helmed by a frame-maker, two former prop designers, and a team of local craftspeople, offers dozens of customizable options for their round mirrors: There are three frame styles, nine finishes, four types of mirrored glass, and a variety of sizes to suit any interior. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite combinations, in-situ.

Photography by Catherine Gratwicke, courtesy of Reid & Wright.

Reid and Wright Mirror with Orb Frame Antique Silver Finish Antique Glass

Above: Reid & Wright offers three frame types (the Orb, the Ridge, and the Bead) and a variety of gessoed, gilded, and wax finishes, including distressed antique gold, bone, and ebony, plus custom options. Shown here: an Orb frame with antique silver finish. Sizes range from eight inches to nearly four feet in diameter.

Reid and Wright Mirror Ridge French Grey Gesso Finish Antiqued Glass

Above: A ridge frame with French gray gesso finish. Antiqued glass, speckled and distressed by artisans in the Reid & Wright workshop, “creates a beautifully aged look, producing the look of a long-prized heirloom.”

Reid and Wright Mirror Orb Bone Finish Plain Glass

Above: Also on offer: four types of mirror glass, including plain glass (shown here), antiqued glass, convex, and convex antiqued.

Reid and Wright Mirror Orb Antique Gold Finish Antiqued Convex Glass

Above: Traditional UK glass makers use a “slumping technique” to create the convex glass. The “curved, fish-eye effect” (shown here in an Orb frame with antique gold finish) lends a pleasingly distorted touch.

Reid and Wright Mirror Ridge Frame Distressed Antique Finish Gold Plain Glass

Above: A Ridge frame mirror with antique gold finish adds polish to a bedroom.

Reid and Wright Mirror with Orb Frame Antique Gold Finish Convex Glass

Above: Though they’re handcrafted to order in London, Reid & Wright’s mirrors have a deceivingly timeless look.

N.B. Prices vary; see Reid & Wright for pricing and ordering information.

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