ARE MIRROR-BACKED WALL LIGHTS A THING OF THE PAST?
I’ve looked for, but not found, mirror-backed wall sconces to reflect light around our dark hall. Does any company still make them? AH, Perth.
Wall lights backed with mirror were common in the candlelight centuries and it is still an idea that works. The Sandown wall light backed with mirror, H35cm, comes in matt black (below), £93.50, or antiqued brass, £101, lampshade optional, Jim Lawrence, 01473 826685, jim-lawrence.co.uk. Vaughan, 020 7349 4600,
vaughandesigns.com, stocks a great variety of mirror-backed wall lights, among them, the grand Swedish Giltwood two-arm, H49.5cm, £638; the contemporary Standish, £342; with the Tole & Mirror, H47cm, in silver gilt or tortoiseshell finishes, £536, the most versatile. The Mirror lamp from The English Lamp
Company, 01603 460581, englishlampcompany.com, comes either with a curved ornate edge, H36cm, £384, or oblong bevelled mirror, H33cm, £348, both versions with a slim brass frame.