Welcome Spring into your home with this large mansard wall mirror. Inspired by the architectural style of the mansard roof dating as far back as the 1600’s. It’s no surprise that this roof and it’s dormer windows were the inspiration for this mirror. Hang this mirror on the wall and add instant vintage style to your space. Hang two or three of these mirrors and your wall will become a conversation piece to anyone that walks in the room.
Large Mansard Wall Mirror
A mansard roof, also known as a French roof, is a four sided hip roof with two slopes on each side with the lower slope punctuated by ornate dormer windows. This roof design was created in the 17th century by Francois Mansart and was appropriately named the mansard roof. The mansard roof makes maximum use of the interior attic space by adding one or more stories of living space without adding more masonry. In some cases without more city taxes related to additional living space. Back in 1783, a Parisian law restricted the heights of buildings and measurement ended with the cornice line, excluding the space inside the mansard roof. What made the mansard roof so unique and popular were the elaborate dormer windows that surrounded the roof. Convex and concave curved windows with round openings versus traditional square windows were common and gained popularity in the United States during the Victorian Era. Inspired by the visual interest of these dormer windows, this mansard wall mirror reflects images but also an historic perspective on early residential architecture. Got mansard?
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