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Breaking a Mirror means bad luck? Where does this idea come from?

As we are dealing a lot with antique mirrors, accidents can happen and sometimes a mirror does break! During transport or just an unlucky fall. And then? Doe we really experience seven years of bad luck? One of this accidents recently started our research. Where does this idea actually come from? The mirror in myth

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Everyone Is Buying Mirrors Right Now—But Why?

Original story by Elise Taylor, edited by Alexis Bennet for Vogue We share this article on our website, because we find it quite fascinating that the sales of antique mirrors during the Covid-19 lockdown went through the roof. So indeed! What is going on!? Not only the Ultrafragola mirror was much sought after; full length

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Meet this antique-designers duo!

Michiel Wildschut and Baukje Stamm are Wildschut Antiques, an antique-designers duo based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Together they create a perfect blend of combining antiques and trending designs. How did you start with dealing vintage and antiques? Michiel Wildschut: ‘My parents have always had a lot of antique furniture in our family home and to

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Fake vs Real: How to spot a fake antique mirror from a real one?

Antique framed mirrors can cost a pretty penny. Since the 17th century, mirrors have held a place as status symbols. Their rarity and high cost meant that only nobility and affluent households could possess them. Consequently, most antique mirrors exhibit intricate carvings and gilded finishes – all emblematic of a luxurious lifestyle.⁠ So, if you