We now have a selection of mirrors on display at Kiki Design, 1 Pound Street, Petworth, tel 01798 343745. Kiki Design are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10.30 - 17.30 and other times by special arrangement.
London Battersea Decorative Antiques Fair
We will next be exhibiting at this fair from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive 19-24 January 2016, 19-24 April 2016 and 27 September - 2 October 2016.
It`s amazing how much can happen to an antique mirror over the years. This beautiful, decorative mirror was once covered in gold leaf which must have been gradually cleaned away revealing the red bole and cream gesso below.
The problem with most antique mirrors is that they are tall and thin (I wish that was my problem). However, once in a while, we find an unusually wide one, which is almost square, and it makes an excellent overmantel.
Has anyone spotted my glamorous assistant? He is visiting from London and loving his holiday in the country and is just trying to escape being photographed but promised to help us sell this large and beautiful Venetian mirror.
Sometimes we are tempted to buy a piece that isn`t a mirror and we fell in love with this chest of 12 drawers. It`s early 19th century and it looks as though it has been a very useful piece of furniture for well over 100 years.
Having a showroom in rural Somerset, we do have some unusual visitors from time to time. This chap was enjoying his reflection until disturbed. He was gently removed to the garden but no-one was brave enough to try the kiss test!