This is a very versatile mirror for home, office or gift giving. I like a larger statement piece type mirror that has some character without completely stealing the show from adjacent pieces.
What I especially like about this piece is the five-rows deep of small mirror tiles on the perimeter border which pick up the colors and lighting within the room, so matches any décor, color, and lighting scheme. It says “silvery glamour” in the title, but if your color scheme does not match with silver, don’t shy away from this mirror because the mirror tiles are not matte silver-tone tiles on the border, they are actual mirrors. This mirror is great for an office, a guest bath, grouped with other frames and mirrors in a display, placed in a small breezeway or hallway, an entrance way, a bedroom, etc. The reflection in the mirror itself is true and accurate.
The border mirror tiles have a handmade look to their individual cut as they are not entirely even in placement, but they are not cracked or damaged tiles, more of an artistically uneven than done with factory-assembled row precision. I like this because of how it causes the light to reflect and refract and gives the reflection a softer, glowing look, and gives it a truly handmade look. I really liked when I placed candles and other lighting sources in front of the mirror and it cast a nice glow in the room. It also caught the light nicely from a stained glass lamp. I would imagine the style would also work in a chrome and glass décor and reflect the silver tone and blue based lighting schemes as well.
It is a heavy mirror and a well-made one. There is a generous-sized deep keyhole-like notch to hang the mirror on a nail or screw-bolt. There is hardware on the back to hold the mirror similar to the bracketing on older or well-made painting frames. It is sturdy.
This mirror is shipped and packed exceptionally well in inner and outer boxes, sort of sandwiched between cardboard dowels and layers of cardboard to form almost a puzzle of security over the package itself. I was happy about this because this mirror could make a good gift for someone if you don’t really know their taste, and this is sent packed well enough to ship it to them directly and be assured it arrives in one piece.
Novica works with and promotes individual artisans around the world who have learned and honed their craft using local materials, such as woods, silks, stones and gemstones, precious and common metals to create handmade works of art. Novica tells a little about the artist with each piece. For example, this mirror was crafted by an artist who admires India’s Handcrafted art and enjoys working with metals and mirrors.
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I received this product at a discount for my unbiased review.