Functional Decorative Cheval Mirrors
Cheval mirrors are nothing but full-length mirrors that catch your instant attention as soon as you walk into a room. The cheval mirrors are also called cheval glass, was first made in the 1700s. Originally known as a dressing mirror, it was created for use in bedrooms and dressing rooms, as the adjustable angle allowed one to see one’s dress from head to toe. By the end of the eighteenth century, the cheval mirror was very popular, and all of the era’s leading furniture designers had developed their own cheval mirror design, featuring different decorative frames and carved wood embellishments. But, as furniture design evolved, mirrors were mounted on armoires and wardrobes in an effort to save space, and the cheval mirrors lost some of its popularity.
The cheval mirror’s ability to swivel makes it extremely functional, as its angle can be adjusted to allow you to view yourself from head to toe no matter how tall or short you are, or how close you are standing to the mirror. This is an ability that a full-length mirror mounted to a wall does not have. In addition to being an efficient way to check your wardrobe, however, a cheval mirror is also a classic piece of furniture that adds a decorative touch to a bedroom, dressing room, or even a dining or living room.