French Style Misericordia Mirror
Craftsmanship and Made in Italy
The French style mirror industry began in 1665 when the French politician Jean-Baptiste Colbert persuaded some important Venetian masters to move to France.
That is the story behind French Style Mirrors. This style is different from the Venetian one. It is characterised by a deep grinding and a more geometric design.
A French mirror is in fact made of lots of different bevelled pieces that are close together and create a harmonious geometrical figure. A beautiful example is Donato, an iconic mirror by Arte Veneziana that is made of 412 hand bevelled pieces. The most visible difference between a Venetian and a French mirror is the total absence of hand-blown glass decorations on the latter.
Handmade Two-Tone Luxury Mirror with Fretwork Crest
Misericordia French Style Mirror
Handmade Engravings and Hand Bevelled Glass Decorations
Fretwork structure made of solid fir wood with antique finish.
Scratched rough black varnished edges as per traditional artistic style of XVIII century original mirror.
Central oval-shaped part made of bevelled glass with medium antique mirrored finish.
Frames with thumbnail-shaped etchings.
Crest made of bevelled and engraved gold coloured glass with medium antique mirrored finish.
Sinuous Lines and Spheres
Accademia Family Line
Like a Beautiful Art Collection
The Accademia family line recalls a collection of different important artistic mirrors. The most iconic element of this mirror collection is made by a huge variety of golden and pink shades and beautiful sphere etchings that bring to mind a pearl necklace.
Smooth and Shiny Edges
Our glass masters use different wheels to chamfer and obtain shiny glass pieces that will be used on the mirrors and furniture afterwards.
This is a fundamental step in our production: no machines can replace the manual work on this extremely delicate matter. The bevelling can only be realised with a long and precise handmade procedure.
An ancient engraving manufacturing process which still remains entirely handmade as per Venetian traditions.