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Trumeau and Boiserie at Musée Carnavalet

Just look at this stunning trumeau mirror and boiserie in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

Note the mirror glass consists of different sections. Before the Industrial Revolution, the manufacturing of mirror glass was a tricky business and the mirrors limited in size. Here the middle section has been replaced and the difference is clearly visible.

Learn how to distress modern mirror glass, reproduce ornaments and how to paint and distress them to create your own trumeau that looks authentically old. Sign up for the Online FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course.

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