There is no shortage of mirrors in our house. I have a hard time resisting a special one—especially when I find a deal. And, there are deals to be found, even online, but you have to be willing to search and, sometimes, wait. So, what if you know what you like but just have no idea how to search for it? I’ve put together a list of my favorite mirrors (in this house—and our last) and the search terms I would use on a regular basis to find similar styles. The secret is patience, the magical combination of the right search terms and occasionally, a seller who has no idea how to describe their item. I once found a federal eagle mirror (similar to the one pictured in this post) for $8, thanks to a lot of scrolling on eBay and a listing which used neither the words “federal” or “eagle.”
As for which sites to scour, most sellers on sites like Etsy and Charish are professionals and are pretty savvy about how to list their gems. You may have better luck on smaller, more local sites like Craigslist, Facebook groups or auction-based sites like Everything But the House and eBay.
FAUX BAMBOO, BRASS, GOLD, HOLLYWOOD REGENCY, OCTAGONAL
FEDERAL, EAGLE, GOLD, ROUND, CONVEX, AMERICANA, VINTAGE
FEDERAL, CHIPPENDALE, EAGLE, COLONIAL, ORNATE, VINTAGE
ROUND, HOOP, BRASS, GOLD
PAGODA, CHINOISERIE, ASIAN, LACQUERED
Not a fan of searching and scrolling? I’ve also included some great lookalikes from online stores: