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What You Should Know Before You Buy a Retro Mirror

If you are looking for a vintage mirror that will complement your home decor, you will want to shop eBay's extensive selection of vintage wall mirrors. Before you make your purchase decision, you will want to consider some of your options.

Which vintage mirrors brands can you buy on eBay?

Shabby Chic, vidaXL, Eton, Mirror Outlet, Uyova, Sass & Belle, Vogue, and John Lewis are some of the available options. Choose a Sass & Belle round vintage hanging mirror; a John Lewis rectangular vintage wall mirror with a brass frame; a retro lithograph 70s mirror by Vogue; or a Mirror Outlet frameless mirror with bevelled glass.

Fans of Sass & Belle might find a jet-black Art Deco mirror or a large sunburst fireplace mirror among eBay's offerings. If you are partial to Shabby Chic, you might come across a full-length Verona mirror or a vintage French wall mirror that features a unique ornamented frame.

If Vogue is more your style, eBay has a selection of the brand's vintage revival and French mirrors that feature a number of design options. Eton aficionados will find a selection of full-length mirrors in styles and shapes that can complement most any decor.

Which types of vintage mirrors does eBay sell?

eBay's collection of vintage mirrors for sale includes vanity, hallway, entryway, and dresser mirrors. Styles include French, industrial, retro, country, Art Deco, revival, and more.

Mirrors might have straight or bevelled edges; can be framed or frameless; and might be wall-mounted or freestanding. Some styles feature intricate carvings, shelves, lights, or multiple panels.

What to look for when you buy retro mirrors

As you prepare to make your final selection, there are several design options that you will want to consider:

  • Material - Retro mirror frames are frequently made from pine, oak, bamboo, pewter, iron, rattan, plastic, resin, teak, or brass.
  • Shape - Common frame shapes include rectangle, round, oval, arched, square, octagon, heart, hexagon, and sunburst.
  • Frame - There are framed and frameless styles.
  • Type - There are freestanding, wall-mounted, and tabletop vintage mirrors.
  • Other - Some mirrors might feature lights, shelves, bevelled glass, distressed finish, or frame ornamentation like leaves, garlands, or feathers.
Used vintage mirrors

eBay has plenty of used items like vintage mirrors at prices that will not break the bank. Purchasing a used mirror is also a good way to lower the final cost of a pricier item.

You can sometimes save money when you purchase a reproduction, rather than an original vintage mirror. This might be a good option for you if the mirror's value as a collectable is not a priority, as long as the mirror meets all your other style and quality requirements.

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