Fabrication and Silvering


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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of our 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 a 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, which 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


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.



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.

Antique Mirror and Frame After Restoration

Restoration of an Antique French Marriage Mirror

This early 20th century XVI revival gilt marriage mirror was recovered by our team after a severe fire.  The 22 karat gilded frame not only needed cleaning to remove the soot, the gilding needed to be selectively stabilized.  

The original patination of the antique silvering on the glass panel was preserved.

We are available to assist you

Get in Touch


(312) 344-0331

Main Location

840 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642

Mon-Fri:  9am - 5:30pm
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

Schiller Park Highland Park  •  Lake Forest  •  Lincoln Park  Nashville, TN

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