Friday, July 16, 2010

Mirror Mirror (not on the wall)

I was struck by all the mirrored furniture coming up in the Doyle@Home auction July 22nd. They must have saved pieces to sell all at once. It's not for the faint of heart, and not for a whole room (unless you are hopelessly vain!), but a piece here and there can add glamour.

Let's start with the living room.

The Louis XVI style mirrored console tables on the left are rather smart looking. I love pairs and they would look great either side of something. These are Lot 357 and have an estimate of $1,000 - $1,500.

The occasional tables on the right would look glam next to a sofa or paired with two chairs. They are Lot 358 and have an estimate of $500 - $700.

Cabinets can be used in a dining room, entry, bedroom, or living room. Great for setting up your drinks bar, or just placing a vase of flowers.

The Neoclassical style pair of mirrored commodes on the left make a statement. They have simple enough lines to let the mirrors speak for themselves! These are Lot 247 and have an estimate of $1,500 - $2,000.

I like the Art Deco style cabinet on the right as a drinks cabinet. Adds style and the photo seems to show a bit more interesting surround to the doors. This is Lot 318 and has an estimate of $800 - $1,200.

Bedrooms can use lots of glamour and mirrors too!

These two lots would work as bedside tables. Wouldn't overwhelm a room to have mirrored tables either side of a bed. The pair on the left are Lot 116 and have an estimate of $500 - $700. The tables on the right are Lot 123 and have an estimate of $400 - $600.

For old Hollywood glamour a vanity is a must.

The vanity on the left is a real statement piece. Perhaps a bit large and maybe not so graceful. This is Lot 122 and has an estimate of $500 - $700.

On the other hand the vanity and stool on the right have nice proportions and I like the curved legs on the table. The mirror effect is broken up a bit on this piece by gold painted wood and the cushion on the stool. Note the mirrored legs of the stool! This is Lot 135 and has an estimate of $400 - $600.

Mirrored furniture is not for everyone, but a piece here and there can add a lot of interest. Keep an eye out at auction!

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