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Never mind Snow White, these vintage hand mirrors are the fairest things you’ll see today. Our collection includes different styles of accessories. From 1920s art deco, to the kind of minimalism that became popular in the 70s. Whether you like straight or curvy lines, neutral or bold colours, there’s something in this selection for everyone.
Vintage hand mirrors
Mirrors have been around for thousands of years. Ever since the time of the Ancient Egyptian and Chinese dynasties, when shiny metals like tin, silver and copper were used in place of glass to show what you looked like. These early pieces were plain and functional, simple wooden or metal frames with a sheet of the reflective material hammered onto it.
It wasn’t until the sixteenth century that the process was properly refined and the images in the mirrors’ surfaces became clearer. And it took until the Victorian age for mirrors to appear as we know them now. Decorative as well as functional.
Our complete collection of vintage hand mirrors showcases designs from the 1800s onwards, but the term ‘vintage’ refers to pieces made before 20 years ago. If you’re looking for the oldest styles, browse our antique hand mirrors.
Of course, this broad time span incorporates a lot of different styles, from art deco to abstract, pop art, and minimalist. Each of these movements is characterised by different elements, which we’ve summarised for you below:
For examples of all these styles and lots more, view our complete collection of vintage hand mirrors. However, if one aesthetic in particular has grabbed you, view by style, e.g. art deco mirrors, or Scandi mirrors, using our Advanced Search function.
Buying vintage hand mirrors UK
Hand mirrors are an elegant and still practical alternative to mounted wall mirrors. Though, if you want to check out our fabulous collection of vintage wall mirrors for comparison purposes, you’re more than welcome to do so. Today, they tend to take the form of compact mirrors, which may be easy to stash in your handbag for a quick touch up, but they’re nowhere near as sophisticated as vintage style.
You deserve a mirror as beautiful as you are, so we’ve put together this dazzling collection of vintage hand mirrors, which collates styles from 20 years ago and over, and combines a number of materials at affordable prices.
Vinterior makes vintage shopping easy. Instead of going to multiple shops, fairs, and stalls, view thousands of vintage items all in one online marketplace. Our community of 1,800+ independent vendors offers the greatest range of antique and vintage pieces on the internet.