I wanted an oversized mirror and I was debating between this and another one on the site. I chose this one because it was just a little bigger and the price was $*** less than the other. The mirror is not antique gold leaf in color but rather bright and pale at the same time (as others have described). At first I was bothered by this but then realized the inspiration mirror I was buying this to imitate was aged so I did additional work with gold leaf paint, Aztec gold paint (a more orange gold for the crevices) and some warm grey to emulate wood tone and wear and It came out well so I am happy. The second thing I didn't love about the mirror was that the image of the mirror does not show the mirror with anything (furniture, other art, on a wall in a room) so there is no sense of proportion for the frame. To me it looked delicate in the image. In real life the frame is puffy (and I wish I had a better word for what I mean)--not sophisticated. Once I hung it up on the wall (vaulted ceiling room) it was better but it's not expensive looking which makes sense as the mirror, in the scheme of oversized mirror pricing, is not expensive. Actually my first thought about the mirror was it would look great in a room that was being done over-the-top Parisian with a black and white scheme. The gold is perfect for a black and white room (mine's platinum grey and linen colored). But I got the aged look I wanted and hung it up and it looks striking when I walk in the room and so I am happy with it and the effect it makes. One final thing--the description/specs on the frame is wood but it's plastic. I suspected because of the weight--huge mirror with decent glass and it doesn't weigh that much. I confirmed it when I lost grip on it when I was putting it in place and a corner of the gold leaf came right off like an egg shell (this is not a criticism of the quality of the frame--this is reasonable damage for dropping something) which it wouldn't have done if it was wood painted with leaf. Since I was modifying it made no difference to me but just so you know--it can lose it's finish.
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