How to care for antique mirrors

Tips on making your antique glass glisten and where to find the best old mirrors

There's a romance to seeing your face in a slightly speckled antique mirror but in order to still be able to see your reflection, there are a few basic care guidelines to follow.

In this downloadable guide, antiques dealer and specialist James Driscoll gives his tips on the three best ways to keep your mirror clean, how to keep the frame in good nick and how to recognise when your glass needs resilvering. There are plenty of places to find a beautiful mirror if you don't already own one or want to add to your collection. The guide lists the best places to buy and where to see the finest examples.

Cut-out-and-keep guides such as this one are featured in every issue of Homes & Antiques, giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, we feature the guides in the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly page.

To download and print your guide to caring for antique mirrors, click here.

First published in Homes & Antiques' February 2016 issue. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here

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