Artistic Tradition

French Style Vattel Mirror

Craftsmanship and Made in Italy

The French style mirror industry begins 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 characterized 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 an 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 Luxury Mirror with Crest

Vattel French Style Mirror

Handmade Engravings and Hand Bevelled Glass Decorations


Structure made of antiqued fir wood with black finish.

Crest and perimetral glass frames with bevelled glass with light antique finish.

Central heart-shaped decor and corner tiles made of blue silvered glass with hand made painted decorations.

Perimeter glass frames with decorative bevelling, shiny sphere engravings and light antique mirror finish.

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Shiny sphere engravings.

Decorative fixing screws made of antique brass.


Size: W. 103 cm, D. 5 cm, H. 170 cm

Size: W. 40" 1/2, D. 2", H. 66" 7/8

Code: MFX-LDC-005-35

Fixing metal bars included.

Custom made to specifications.

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Product Designer

Leo De Carlo


Leo De Carlo was born in Venice in 1972. He graduated in Industrial Design from the Milan Polytechnic in 1998. He worked for Philippe Starck in Paris from 1999 to 2003, handling furnishings, lighting, electronics and interior projects.

He returned to Italy in 2003 and went into business on his own. He currently lives and works in Venice.

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