A ray of sunshine or a round midcentury sunburst mirror. Maybe a little of both. Inspired by botanical gardens this round mirror bursts with hand painted gold leaves rather than the traditional rays of sunshine. Varying lengths of gold metal leaves make this midcentury mirror more a work of art than a mirror on the wall. Hang it over the master bed or behind a console in the dining room and this mirror will bring architectural interest to your space.
Round Midcentury Sunburst Mirror
A sunburst design is a figure that is commonly used in architectural ornaments and design patterns. It generally consists of rays or beams that radiate out from a central disk in the manner of sunbeams. In this case they radiate out from an antiqued glass mirror insert. Sunbursts can be round, semicircular or even elliptical in shape. But the traditional sunburst design usually depicts the rays narrowing as they get further away from the center. And so do these gold leaves just as in nature. In architecture, the sunburst pattern is used in window designs such as fanlights and rose windows. It is also used in decorative motifs. The sunburst is characteristic of Baroque metalwork, Art Deco, Art Nouveau styles as well as church architecture. It’s also common in country emblems and military decorations. But we like the design best in this round midcentury sunburst mirror. Hang it on your wall and let the sun shine in.