Griffin & Wong’s mission is to affectionately capture the antique beauty and craftsmanship of the Chinese and Japanese 19th Century. In earlier centuries, Asia lead the world in artistic refinement, and its luxury goods artisans were the taste-makers for the world – much as the Italian and French design houses lead today.
Unique to the Asian interior design experience, was the painstaking production of reverse-painted mirrors, also known as Verre Églomisé. These mirrors required painted design work to show on the back of glass, such that when one looks through the mirror glass, the painting appears directly and delightfully to your eye. Silver and Mercury are then applied atop the design work and glass, to create the final full effect of mirror – but with your image floating in an image of flower, bird and bamboo forest. These rare mirrors became prized antique possessions, and often show in Christie and Sotheby auctions.
After a long period of experimentation, Griffin & Wong house artisans have finally managed to recreate this effect with touches of the same beauty. The smaller designs are created by brush and hand, while the larger scale mirrors recreate the antique feel with a giclee styling. As a unique touch for your home, these mirrors are unsurpassed, and are currently available by direct contact to the sales office in Vancouver.
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