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The antique mirror is a must in decoration.
From the Middle Ages to today, different techniques and materials have been used throughout history.
In ancient times a mirror was made from a simple polished metal plate.
Glass was then used, associated with a metal sheet.
An amalgam composed of tin and mercury was used for the realization of ancient mirrors, especially for the overmantels that overhung the fireplaces in the eighteenth century.
In the 19th century, the technique of silver tinning was developed in France to avoid the toxic measure.