Take a look at these beautiful mirrors that our friend Jeff made that resemble those created during the Empire Period. According to Jeff they are based on French, Swedish, and American classical mirror designs from the 1790’s through the 1830’s. These timeless mirrors are true to the time period that they represent and we think they look fantastic!
Jeff used some of our half round moulding and carved onlays to create the beautiful mirrors you see here. He used a 3/4 inch D4S birch that he gets from a local planermill to create the balance of each mirror.
Jeff has used several parts from Osborne for these mirrors such as our Urn Applique (Part #7610), Grape Cluster (Part #7510), Half Round Rope Moulding (Part #891423), Fluted Half Dowel Moulding (Part #7208), and Small Half Round Spool (Part #7102). He stained several of the pieces to accentuate their natural beauty but he also used a gold leaf technique which requires 7 steps/coatings to get the proper look.
“If you guys didn’t offer all these great parts, I would never be able to make these mirrors,” says Jeff. “If you look at genuine antique examples, you’ll see plenty of half round moldings were used.” Jeff has created beautiful works of art and continues to create more. These are only a few examples of the work that he is capable of and we hope to see more in the future!