I bought my first antique French mirror when I had just moved to Paris in the summer of 2016. Oh – and I didn’t speak a full sentence in French.
There is something so beautiful grand in stately about these vintage gold mirrors. You honestly can’t walk through a Chateau in France without seeing one of these beautiful ornate rustic antique French mirrors.
When I saw this antique French mirror in person it had dark spots on the glass and tons missing pieces of wood throughout. However, I loved it! This is a 150-year-old mirror – that I couldn’t wait to have inside my apartment!
It wasn’t easy to find this antique French mirror. I searched day and night to find this beautiful piece to complete my first ever Parisian apartment located on the 6th floor. I know what you’re thinking and no, there wasn’t an elevator!
Don’t live in France or have the means to go to France to find a vintage mirror? No worries! We have gathered a list of some of our favorite antique-inspired French mirrors for you to have in your home.
Furthermore, you won’t have to break the bank, as there are finds from $50 to just over $300. So you will be able to find the perfect antique French mirror to complete your home! Whether that be in the bedroom, the living room, or simply to make a wall in your home stand out in a certain, “je ne sais quoi” French way.
How much do antique mirrors cost?
This really depends on a lot of factors. Typically you can find vintage mirrors that range between $50 range to upwards on the more pricey end, $150. However, for an authentic French antique mirror expect to pay X3 as much!
How can you tell if a mirror is antique?
You can typically spot an antique french mirror by a few facts such as dark spots located on the glass. Additionally, another method is to flip the mirror over and look at the back of the mirror. Usually, it looks almost “unfinished” “exposed wood”. Lastly by how the condition of the mirror, it often looks rusty or decaying.
Where can I buy an authentic vintage French mirror?
Our personal favorite to find vintage French mirrors are by thrift stores or flea markets! You really have to do some digging and imagine what the mirror will look like inside your home.
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