A mirror commission designed and made for a specific place in a London home, a wall in the entrance stairway. It hangs directly opposite a framed oil on panel by Richard Butler (1921 – 2005). The starting point for this design is based on the hand painted Strip Mirrors.
This bespoke version differs in various ways from the Strip Mirrors on our website and is a good example of how one design can be adapted or customised to a specific location, need or to dialogue with an existing work of art.
Here, the frame is a 'tray' type, made in solid beech wood so the mirrored glass panel with polished edges appears to float within the coloured interior. The painted facing strips are arranged here in a clockwise spiral, and this design also incorporates other unique details. The corners of the beech wood frame have two contrasting walnut plugs set on a diagonal. This detail echo’s the screws on the corners of the painting's original frame, which was hand made by the artist.
The colours used for this mirror frame were carefully selected with the client to compliment the painting. The hallway is painted in Farrow & Ball's Wevet and four more Farrow & Ball colours feature on the frame's facing; Card Room Green, Lichen, Vert de Terre and Mizzle. A fifth colour is used for the interior surround of the tray frame, a lovely dusty pink - Cinder Rose.
The Butler Mirror is fitted with an easy-to-use hanging system and is stamped signed and dated on the reverse. The size is 135 x 55 x 3.2 cm in size and it weighs 10kg.
If you would be interested in a mirror commission please contact us to discuss your idea.