Fabrication and Silvering

Mirrors

Restoration Services

Custom Mirror Silvering

Our custom patinated mirrors are fabricated in-house by our master craftsmen. Each mirror finish has its own formula that creates a reaction, resulting in a simulation of the natural deterioration of the silver.

Adjusting the formulas can make subtle changes to the design. However, it is important to understand that our custom silvered mirrors are handmade and one-of-a-kind. 

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custom silvering options

Decorative Mirrors with Custom Finished Frames

 

Along with decorative mirrors we design and create custom frames.

Using wood, welded metal or acrylic frames in combination with glass, beveling and silvering finishes allows for multitude of options.

Your design could include a revival trumeau or multi-panel architectural mirror. The silvering can be clear, antique, distressed or gilded on textured, tinted, low iron, convex or art glass. Make an appointment to visit our showroom to review a selection of potential options.

Custom samples can be fabricated upon request.

 

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Gilding, Leafing & Eglomise

Verre Eglomise/Reverse Leaf/Gilded glass are all one and the same. Each term refers to Verre Eglomise, is French for ‘glass gilded’ and is a process where the reverse side of a piece of glass is gilded with gold or silver leaf using a gelatin adhesive.  Select leafing includes:

22k Yellow Gold

12k White Gold

Silver Metal Leaf

Platinum

Moon Gold

Eglomise panels can be further customized by using textured or tinted glass.

Venetian Mirrors

 

Can be custom fabricated through engraving, decorative beveling and cladding.

Further customize with antiqued silvering to panels or use of tinted glass.

The panels can be further adorned with beveled rosettes or decorative Murano glass elements.

Restoration

 

Services provided:

Cleaning, stabilization and reassembly

Replacement and fabrication of missing elements

Repair and treatment of damaged components

Installation of hanging hardware

Condition assessments and estimates are provided prior to proceeding with recommended work.

We are available to assist you

At Our Studios

Clients are welcome to make an appointment to drop off items at one of our studio locations for an estimate.

Upon completion of the assessment, we will follow up with a written condition report and treatment proposal for your approval.

Custom framing appointments can also be made at any of locations.

To schedule an appointment please feel welcome to email, call, or submit an inquiry via through our form at the bottom of the page.

Online

We also welcome inquiries through email.

If you have questions about a general treatment or need an approximate cost for a project, you can send images and information about your piece.  When possible please include the following information:

Title, Artist, Medium, and Size

Condition Observations and Concerns

Images of the front and back, with any details.

We will call you to follow up and gather any further pertinent information.

Onsite

Clients are welcome to make an appointment to drop off items at one of our studio locations for an estimate.

Upon completion of the assessment, we will follow up with a written condition report and treatment proposal for your approval.

Custom framing appointments can also be made at any of locations.

To schedule an appointment please feel welcome to email, call, or submit an inquiry via through our form at the bottom of the page.

Contact us today for an appointment

Online or Onsite

Get in Touch

april@artifactservices.com

(312) 344-0331

At Our Studios

Main Location

840 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642

Mon-Fri:  9am - 5pm
Sat:  10am-4pm
Sun:  Closed

Complimentary parking is available in the loading zone in front of the building

We can also serve you by appointment at our other locations in the Chicagoland area.

Additional Locations

Highland Park  •  Lake Forest  •  Lincoln Park  •  Arlington Heights

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