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Technique description

Silvered glass (or mirrored glass) is produced by coating a glass surface with a reflective substance. Although this is called silvering, this is just a remnant of past times when silver was the most common metallic substance used for this process – a variety of metallic substances such as aluminium or tin can also be used.

Whilst plain silvered glass is a common sight worldwide in use as a mirror, mixing this process with differing glass types, adding etching to the front face, combining with paint, or laminating an interlayer of other materials can create a range of artistic finishes.

Daedalian Glass Studios has also produced a number of antique silvered / antique mirrored designs where we use special techniques to distress a newly silvered panel and create an aged effect. This is most commonly for projects in historic buildings where a newly silvered glass panel would be juxtaposed against period furnishings and ruin the visual aesthetic.

Brooklands hotel mirror surrey by daedalian example 2

Silvered glass panel design

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