Butler’s Mirror or Convex Mirror…what’s in a name?
Convex mirrors have, over the centuries, been known by many names. Butler’s mirror, banker’s mirror, witch’s eye…we explain how these names came about.
Convex mirrors: from the B to the C…who put the bling in convex mirrors?
Convex mirrors have been around for centuries. But it was those elegant Georgians who really turned convex mirrors into must-have home accessories.
Parmigianino and the selfie in a convex mirror
New York magazine poses the question: is Parmigianino’s 1524 Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror ‘the first selfie?’
Style Classic: the decorative convex mirror
Most people are familiar with the convex mirror these days – how it came about may not be so well known. In fact, the convex mirror originated in Europe with the development of glass blowing in the Medieval-Renaissance period.
Magical powers of the decorative convex mirror
The French have a rather enchanting name for the convex mirror – ‘oeil de sorcière’ – which literally translates as ‘witch’s eye’!