A short history lesson on the 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 mansard wall mirror. Hang this mirror on the wall and add instant vintage style to your space. Don’t stop with hanging just one mansard mirror. Hang three mirrors in a row and your wall will become a conversation piece to whoever walks into the room.
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 popularized 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 in adding one or more stories of living space without adding more masonry. And in some cases without assuming 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, thereby excluding the space within the mansard roof. But what made the mansard roof so unique and high style for it’s time were the elaborate dormer windows that surrounded the roof line. 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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