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What are witch balls and how were they used?

And what to keep an eye out for when you want to buy one What are witch balls? If you’re in the habit of rummaging around antique stores, there’s a chance that you may have come across a ‘witch ball’. Witch balls are large or medium glass balls, highly decorative, often silvered, green, gold, red

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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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The French Wedding Armoire or Armoires de Mariage

  It’s almost Valentine’s day, we are heading to Paris today and our heads are definitely in the clouds! However, this occasion made us talking and wondering about our French wedding mirrors and armoires – “miroirs et armoires de mariage” and the meaning of their different symbols. Wedding fêtes in France are still not taken

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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 were a status symbol. Their uniqueness and high cost meant that only royalty and well-to-do households could afford them. As such, most antique mirrors boast of ornate carvings and gilt finishing – all symbols of a luxurious lifestyle.⁠ So, would you like